Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Clip O' the Day (4 of 5) | Me & The Life, Broken Dreams and Busted Finials.

Speaking of big guns, it doesn't get much bigger than this one:

Not for me, anyway.  I've been trying to write something brief about this film for more than two hours, but my feelings about it, and history with it, are too complex to crank out a breezy lil' post on Christmas morning.  (Though as a surprise gift to myself, I now have a pretty solid starter draft of an essay about Me & The Life).

For now, for this blog, for this Christmas Clip Project, let's focus on this quote:  "I bet it's a warrant for my arrest.  Isn't it wonderful?!  I'm going to jail!"

While looking out for your loved ones, did you make a lot of compromises for the greater good?  Did you lead a life such that you are the only person you know who is eligible to be listed as the "Responsible Party"?  Did things go pear-shaped and now you're going to, or living in, (actual or figurative) jail?

Hug that bank examiner.  Cherish that arrest warrant.  Smile for the snooping reporters.

Things never go as planned.  Make the best of it.  Whatever it is.  It's hard, and sometimes feels pointless, but it is truly the best available option.

And if you don't have an (actual or figurative) jail in your life right now, you should be loving every freaking thing all of the time.

Go kiss all of the busted stairwell finials in your life.  Now.  I mean it.  Do.  It.  Now.

And if you've never found yourself on a (actual or figurative) bridge doing the math on your continued existence, you should also be loving every freaking thing, all of the freaking time.

Go kiss all of the busted stairwell finials in your life.  Now.  I mean it.  Do.  It.  Now.