Watch. Then softly wipe that tear

10 responses to “Watch. Then softly wipe that tear

  1. Wow .. and thanks.

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  2. Sometimes it works out that way. Sometimes it doesn’t. The latter being too often the case.

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    • True enough I guess, but isn’t this vid about redemption, rewards, power of love, hope . . . all those things we strive toward but often miss the mark?

      I think striving to do/be better, beleiving it possible, maybe visualizing it as a reality, keeps us going – otherwise we’d all just find a soft chair and say ‘fuck it.’

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      • True, I guess. Finding a soft chair and saying ‘fuck it’ is a seductively easy response. That I know personally from hard-learned lessons.

        I’m going to see the cartoon differently than you though, Moe. At 18, I buried a fiance and at 20 I handed a nicely folded flag to my friend and teammate’s widow. That makes the whole young couple meets and grows old together look a little different to me.

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        • Sorry to hear that jonolan – I’ve been spared the tragedy of losing people so young but I understand entirely how that makes the cartoon ring false for you.

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          • Not so much false, Moe, as just being predicated upon a pleasant fantasy.

            My case was extreme, but only one of my friends’ young relationships survived through “the college years.” Most often, life’s necessities just pulled them apart.

            Nonetheless, it was a beautiful cartoon.

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            • Yeah, I thought so too. I’m so cynical that I’m rarely moved by this sort of thing, but sometimes . . .

              By the way, at the insistance of the younger generation in my family, I had to cease and desist verbalizing my basic philosophy of ‘life’s a bitch and then you die”. Turns out, after I stopped saying it, I realized I really didn’t beleive it – just apparently thought it wicked clever.

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              • No, “Life’s a virgin.” It’s just as difficult to get as a bitch but not really worth the effort to get to get – unless you’re willing to put the time into it. 😉

                But really, life sucks rocks and then you die. Life is also freaking great and then you die. As far as i can see, you can either take the good with the bad, or you can choose to just “exist” instead of living and avoid both. You can’t, however, avoid just one.

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                • Well said! “You can avoid both, but you can’t avoid just one.”

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                • Thanks. I was paraphrasing my Grandfather’s advise to me from a long, long time ago. His version was closer to, “You got to take both the good and the bad. If don’t, you won’t get either and your already dead – breathing or not, boy.”

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