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I hope

Andy Dufresne: You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?
Red: No.
Andy Dufresne: They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.
Red: Let me tell you something my friend.
Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.

Andy Dufresne: [in letter to Red] Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
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[last lines]
Red: [narrating] I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.

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Shawshanks Redemption is much more than just a movie. I always look to the above passage and image when I am down, clueless, hopeless. No I can’t be hopeless but hope drives me crazy, but it is necessary to keep that flame alive.

Andy taught me to make the very best of whatever situation you are in, and even when life seems to be unfair or has nothing much to offer, don’t let it steal one thing from you ‘hope’. That is why I hope.

Posted in Hollywood, Lessons

Hachiko – A dog’s Story

Few movies have the power to touch your heart, your soul and bring out the emotions inside you in the form of tears. I remember Forrest Gump was one such. But today after a very long time, a movie has touched my heart to that extent.

Hachiko – A dog’s tale is a 2009 film based on a true story about a stray, lost dog who has been adopted by a compassionate passerby, which  Richard Gere plays impeccably . These two then share an unbreakable bond which ……. I don’t want to spoil your fun if you haven’t seen this movie. So i would suggest you to add this on your next to watch list.

I really get emotional even now thinking about this movie. Off late I have been watching a lot of movies and there is really something good to take from each one of them. When it comes to this one, i would say that I have learnt that love is not necessarily a bond shared between a boy with a girl, mother with her child, love is a bond between two souls. Hachi shows us that. Hachi is such a cute innocent puppy. Unlike other movies where characters in love get to speak great lines to express their love, Hachi has a different way altogether of doing that with his limited gifts. When I saw “Marley & Me”, that made me emotional too and i thought of having a pet like Marley. Its been 3 years watching that and I still haven’t done anything on that front. Watching Hachiko has now made me to rethink on that note, where on earth can I otherwise find such a loyal friend. It also has taught me to look at every stray dog on the street with respect, they could be having their own tale too.

 

Posted in Dreams, Hollywood, Movies, Travel

If I were a time traveler

ttwInspired by the movie “The time traveler’s wife”, this thought occurred in my    mind, what would I do if I were a time traveler. Where would I go or to be precise when.

A time traveler can travel to the future and also know if he existed there or know basically have prior knowledge of his end.

Coming back to the subject, here are the list of 5 things I would like to witness if I were blessed to be a time traveler.
  • Meet great personalities and philosophers like Buddha, Swami Vivekananda and Srila Prabhupada.
  • Spend some time with my childhood me and also meet people who have left this abode.
  • Attend events, functions and occasions which I really wanted to then but couldn’t coz of some or the other reason.
  • Experience a Concorde journey, London to NY.
  • Travel forward to know if I meet my soul-mate. Well a time traveler can just travel, he can’t change the occurrence of events.
 What would you do if you were time travelers ?
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Through the eyes of Forrest Gump

At some point in life, you come across a person, a book, a movie or something which inspires and makes you cry, think, live the character and I felt it today. I had heard about Forrest Gump for long, and finally today I took out time to watch it. It was the most lively 2:16:00 hours of my life. I would suggest to all folks who haven’t watched it yet to please do so.

The movie leaves a permanent mark in our heart. It teaches us one basic thing which we all have forgotten that is “how to live life?” Forrest Gump with his simplicity, innocence, dedication and even low IQ achieves great heights which may just seem a dream at once. The dialogues and quotes once heard would always be remembered before starting any new task or in fact any new day.

Some dialogues that left a mark

My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Remember what I told you, Forrest. You’re no different than anybody else is. Did you hear what I said, Forrest? You’re the same as everybody else. You are no different.

You have to do the best with what God gave you.

Momma always said dyin’ was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t

I don’t know if Momma was right or if, if it’s Lieutenant Dan. I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both is happening at the same time.

My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on

What’s my destiny, Mama? : You’re gonna have to figure that out for yourself.

The world will never seem the same once you have seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump. So true indeed.