I am nostalgic tonight. I wanted to run, but only walked two miles. But I had to remind myself that it is the effort put forth, not the speed or miles necessarily.
After having extra time to think today, I realized I have taken away so much from the simple, yet profound quotes of Disney/Pixar movies.
From “Finding Nemo”
–This is such a profound quote…do you have that person that is your “home?” in your life…I am blessed to say I do…
“I’d rather die tomorrowthan live a hundred years without knowing you.”
“For every to, there is a fro, for every stop there is a go and that’s what makes the world go round.”
-The Sword and the Stone
“When I’m with you, I-I don’t feel so alone.”
“Listen with your heart, you will understand.” – Pocahontas.
“Open your eyes, your heart can tell you no lies.” – Mulan
“Look for me reaching out to show. As sure as rivers flow. I’ll never let you go.” – Pete’s Dragon
And my favorite…
Mr. Edward Magorium: [to Molly, about dying] When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He’s written “He dies.” That’s all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is “He dies.” It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with “He dies.” And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it’s only natural to be sad, but not because of the words “He dies.” but because of the life we saw prior to the words.
[pause, walks over to Molly]
Mr. Edward Magorium: I’ve lived all five of my acts, Mahoney, and I am not asking you to be happy that I must go. I’m only asking that you turn the page, continue reading… and let the next story begin. And if anyone asks what became of me, you relate my life in all its wonder, and end it with a simple and modest “He died.”
Molly Mahoney: [starting to sob] I love you.
Mr. Edward Magorium: I love you, too.
[picks Molly up, sighs heavily]
Mr. Edward Magorium: Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.
For my entire life, I have waited, succumbed to heart aches and troubles, and set aside my dreams.
I will finish this goal of my FULL marathon, and then move on to the next goal, whatever it may be…but I will not wait for a new day, another time, or the optimal time in life…
For life…is too short.
Time to rise to the occasion…