Thursday, September 29, 2005

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."

I love this film.
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I finally bought myself a copy of the movie, The Hours. It's such a beautiful film. Every time I watch it, I get something new from it. It is so layered and the way the three story lines are weaved is pure poetry. Brilliant.

This is my favorite quote from the film:

"I remember one morning getting up at dawn, there was such a sense of possibility, you know, that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself that this is the beginning of happiness, this is where it starts. And of course there will always be more. It never occurred to me that it wasn't the beginning... it was happiness. It was the moment, right then."

-Clarissa Vaughan, played by Meryl Streep

I am returning to my roots (pun intended). I am back to being the tree.


AJ Gentile said...

I haven't seen this film. Is it ok for a, y'know, boy?

Lushy said...

Very good quote. I'll have to think on that for a while.

Bill said...

This boy watched it and gave it 5 stars out of 5. Great movie!

Yes, good quote. People are usually happiest when they aren't trying to be happy and when they're happy, they're usually too busy being happy to think about whether they're happy or not.

And now I'm totally confused. (Oh, and people sometimes confuse happiness and pleasure. They're not the same thing. Though they often find themselves keeping each each other's company.)

Mr_Rodacre said...

Don't think

Just Be

Possibility comes from within

Happiness is your natural state

You will find it in the small quiet spaces between thoughts

That is, when you can find the time to stop thinking

You have forgotten how to do this because it is so simple an act

You think, "It can't be that easy,"

Then the moment strikes and you remember how easy it really is

You remember how happiness feels

Only once it has passed...

Krisco said...

I really liked that quote.

I read The Hours in a bookclub when it came out....sadly we didn't get that much out of it....maybe we were too dumb.....!!!! (or not enough English lit majors....) :) I'd love more explanation sometime...


Mo-Pie said...

A, yeah... I'm gonna go-head and have to say that (for me) this movie was kind of depressing. We own this movie as well, but I don't foresee us (at least me) watching it to often. Now don't get me wrong, it's a great movie, just depressing (and again... at least for me it was).

I give it **** (those are stars btw) with an extra * if you like sad movies. But great movie's too.

sue said...

I love this movie, too...

Hope said...

Have you read the book? I think it's even better than the movie. Then again I like anything by Michael Cunningham.

amy said...

i have yet to see this flick. maybe because it has so inspired you, it shall me. be well.