Thursday, October 25, 2007

my life IS stranger than fiction...

i know i'm being uber wordy today, i just can't help it. i have rather groundbreaking news to tell you all about tomorrow, but i just got done watching 'stranger than fiction' for the third time in three days, and i'm left with such a joyful feeling of hope that i'd like to put the closing monologue of the movie down on paper (computer screen) to remember it and refer back when i need a moment's pause:

As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction. And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems strange, but I also know that it just so happens to be true. And, so it was, a wristwatch saved Harold Crick.

4 comments:

Karen said...

how could you? you said 'i have rather groundbreaking news to tell you all about tomorrow'... and then nuthin'? that's just mean, dude. ;p

Jacob said...

Hey, just wanted to drop a note and say "HI". I'm reading you when I can.
And since I'm in Lithuania right now, all of the blogger options are in Lithuanian. DYK that Lithuanian for "Leave a Comment" is "Palikite savo komentara"?
- Jacob

hanomaly said...

tell me more, tell me more!! working on your suspense. don't leave me salivating for long, it's agony, lol. as for Stranger than fiction...thanks for sharing the snippet.

Heather said...

Love that movie....

Love it. Own it.