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Monday, June 30, 2008

Say What You Need to Say

Bucket List

I just finished watching "The Bucket List" with my children.  What a wonderful movie.  With Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two terminally ill men who meet in a hospital.  They become fast friends and Morgan and Jack decide to write down the things that they want to do before they die, especially since they both are given 6 months to a year to live.  In that year, they both travel the world together - an awesome experience, even to watch. 

What hit me hard is that Jack Nicholson, in the film, has a daughter whom he has not spoken to in years and when Morgan surprises him by taking him to her house Jack and Morgan have a falling out.  I could feel my chest tightening during this scene because I have a daughter, Kimberly, 27, who has not spoken to me in over a year and it kills me inside.  I love her and I miss her terribly, but no amount of telling her this matters.  I would do anything to be able to communicate with her and make her understand.  We both need to communicate and listen.   Still, this scene really choked me up, obviously because I can relate.

The movie is wonderful and it really makes you think about your life and puts perspective on love, faith, and happiness.  There is a lot of majesty in the scenery and a lot of reflection in the message.

When the credits were rolling, a song began to play and I searched for it on the web.  As it turns out, it is called "Say" by John Mayer and the words are profound.  I wanted to share it with my readers.  If you haven't already, or even if you have - watch this movie.  It will make you laugh and cry.  It is a Jack Nicholson classic - again.


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