I saw “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” tonight and it struck so many chords. I am moved and amazed at how much it resonated with all of my thoughts as of late. I am going through yet another reinvention. What number is this? (About Attaining Me) So many transitions . . .
The quote that left an indelible impression was the following:
“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; start 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.
I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you are proud of. And if you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
This transition, as aforementioned, is significantly different than the others. I don’t feel as if I am in survivor mode, searching for strength, and wondering if a safety net would catch me fall. This year, I have the strength. I don’t have the means to make ends meet should I not have a job this month, yet I know everything will work out. I am not scared of the future, because everything happens for a reason. “Challenges-our greatest supporters” and I am grateful for this movie, for the many messages and for the message that truly touched me and the corresponding beautiful images that will remain ingrained in my mind. Remain there as lasting memories that the world offers so much and some of the most beautiful things come from nothing.
Some other memorable quotes:
“We are meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?”
“Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.”