Saturday, February 21, 2009

On My Mind

Here's a quote from Deja Vu, a 2006 terrorism movie starring Denzel Washington. This quote feels much closer to home now...

"Everything you have, you lose, right? Mother, father - gone. Good looks - gone. Loved ones gone in a second. That's what this job teaches you, isn't it? No matter what, no matter how hard you grab onto something - you still lose it, right?"

So is walking away better than losing?

3 Comments:

Anonymous tim said...

I don't think walking away is better than losing. Everything we love is really only around for a specific amount of time. If you acknowledge that every moment is precious, then you can accept a future where those things you love might be gone.

You can have certainty knowing that you realized the precariousness of life, and chose to try and enjoy every moment.

I would rather have maybe painful memories because they are so nice, opposed to looking back and seeing the beginnings of relationships I continuously wouldn't allow to grow.

February 21, 2009 11:09 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

That Tim is a really smart guy! :)

February 22, 2009 8:37 AM  
Anonymous JJT said...

Tim's comment is quite prescient. I would echo his sentiments, however, with Tennyson's words: "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Tennyson and Tim are quite on-spot with their words of wisdom.

Sometimes, it is best to throw caution to the wind and take chances when they arise. Admittedly, I am one who tends to not throw caution to the wind nearly as often as I should. Nonetheless, I am of the firm belief that there are times where taking a risk on chance and seeing how things turn out is a good thing. Some of the best experiences one has are happenstance.

But, there is the other side of the coin. Sometimes, it is better to cut one's losses and walk away. At the end of the day, I think examining what is at hand rationally is necessary. It takes a lot, though, to step back and examine things rationally. Especially when passion and "affairs of the heart" are at hand.

Our experiences--good and bad--are what makes us who we are. Were it not for them, I think we would leave fairly dull existences.

February 22, 2009 7:47 PM  

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