“Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.” — American Beauty

Video that went with the quote…

Through the years, there are some words, people and events, that will never leave you, and you don’t realize why at that moment, and then years later, if you are lucky enough, you remember those very words, people and events, and you shake your head in awareness, and yes, you realize, this was worth the wait, this was worth the words…

I remember so many things that bring me back to that moment, where those quotes said by this character, from the film American Beauty, at that perfect moment he dropped those words in this film, mean as much to me when I am pulled beside that person or that moment.  We all have those moments we are lucky enough to recall, ad if lucky, they will cover the things we feel we need to complain about.

I heard about something tried at an Open Mic Night, and I always wanted to do the same, but have been afraid to, but I am throwing fear to the wind and I’m going to try it – nervous, yes, but if it works even 25% of the way I heard, this will be amazing..I am so excited too….;)

Looking at things that have so much emotion it is hard to contain, I am transfixed on this song, an this video exudes so much emotion, it pulls everyone back to a relationship, time, or event they look back on and wonder, I was lost and lost myself for awhile, and yet, I was not myself, the emotion pours in and out of this song and video…

…then of course, the moving on and becoming someone that either you wanted to be or, the person you needed to be after a very difficult time, Adele captures this with so much emotion, it is good truly to realize, when you feel there is nothing at all left when things seem so daunting, you indeed can love on to a better day, and you will emerge as a person  you cannot see yet, but you will be stronger for the past.

Between the amazing people life brings to your doorstep, to the events, fleeting as some are, and the amazing art, music, words, experiences, places, food, people, and sooo much that can be enjoyed and taken in, life is amazing, and while it is frustrating, it seems that life even has its place for you to appreciate the complexity and richness life has to offer.

Excerpt from American Beauty – (1999)

Ricky: 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, right? And this bag was just… dancing with me. Like a little kid beggin me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That’s the day I realized 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… I need to remember. Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it… and my heart is going to cave in.

About Harry Brake

Employee of Woodbridge High School, Library Media Specialist, Media crazy! :)
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