1.12.2009

Lesson from Benjamin

Last week I saw "The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons" and I must admit I had a surreal experience in the theater. Because it was the first Sunday of the year, I planned a day that was full of activities that would make me feel good. Not only did I enjoy the movie, I think it was filled with themes that spoke to my specific situation.
For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things thatstartle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meetpeople with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of.If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over
again.



I am at a point of starting over again yet again and I often feel that I am in a position of failure. This quote from the movie reminds me that I am really strong to be able to restart again. I do have a life that I am proud of - I have had the opportunity to meet and experience people that shape who I am. I have traveled far from my comfort zone over and over again. I'm on a journey and I'm committed to making the best of it. I'm not sure that "Benjamin Buttons", David Fincher or Brad Pitt will win any awards, but I know that it made me realize some valuable lessons about myself and my journey.

1 comment:

kay* said...

i too loved this movie and that quote (and seeing him off in faraway lands) really resonated with me as well. i saw it by myself and totally enjoyed every moment of it. what an unusual movie...but so many great lessons about love, and starting over...following your heart...

i really hope they win some awards.

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