The abruptness of the last scene really stuck with me. I was glad that Ruben finally came to terms with his deafness: just sitting there in silence, he finds stillness, or as Joe says, the "kingdom of god." His life seems to be filled with so much more light, quiet, and opportunity than the dark, chaotic, and explosive intro concert scene. Afterward, I hope that Ruben returns to the deaf community and teaches the school kids drums. It would be like a full circle of rediscovering himself as a deaf musician, rather than going on tour and pretending nothing had happened. Though he has lost that past life, I think his new journey is better. He finds the will to go on in himself, rather than being codependent with Lou. I can imagine this movie not only being instructive on deaf culture, but also a good lesson in processing change and finding contendedness in life. Sometimes, less is more.