but it’s hard to stay mad…

October 11, 2010

…when there’s so much beauty in the world.

I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much; my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life…You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry… You will someday.

~ Lester Burnham / American Beauty~


10 Responses to “but it’s hard to stay mad…”

  1. waz Says:

    “It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that’s the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and… this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video’s a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember… and I need to remember… Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in. ”

    (~ Ricky Fitts/American Beauty~ )

    this is definitely one of my all time fav movies!!!

    • jemima Says:

      Thanks for sharing, Waz. πŸ™‚

      It’s not one of my fave movies but the quote I posted is somehow appropriate in my life rite now. πŸ˜‰

      • waz Says:

        How ya feeling anyways?
        I’m asking because that quote of yours is when the protagonist is musing about his life whilst it’s flashing before his eyes. Now, now, now…You are not planning to do anything “stupid”, are ya? Coz, I can come help if ya want!!! Remember, I’m the one who is always up to no good! πŸ˜›

      • jemima Says:

        LOL!!!!!!!!!! I’m not about to leap off some sky-scraper , if that is what is worrying you, Waz. πŸ˜›

        Thanks for offering to be my black knight. πŸ˜€

  2. waz Says:

    oh well, we can always go base-jumping another time then! πŸ˜›

  3. kyh Says:

    Put me in the wide fields of Provence or anywhere with white sandy beaches, and I’ll definitely wont go mad! Never ever. πŸ˜€

  4. I remember those lines… they are some of my favourite parts of a film that doesn’t stand up to well to the test of time… but the sentiments? They are true and last forever.

    We will be fine, whatever happens.

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