`Sugar Coated Delusions`

September 25, 2007

American Beauty

Filed under: Main — melfabro @ 7:17 pm

The dialogue that got stuck at the back of my mind while watching the last scene of the movie…

“I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn’t a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time. For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout Camp, watching falling stars. And yellow leaves, from the maple trees that lined our street. Or my grandmother’s hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper. And the first time I saw my cousin Tony’s brand new Firebird. And Janie… and Janie. And… Carolyn. I guess I could be really pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain. And I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry… you will someday.”

Will this be true for all of us? That no matter how fucked up our life is today,you’ll still be thankful for having  lived it in the end.



  1. Even if I haven’t experienced that, I think I can appreciate what happened to my crazy life… Its a product of all our decisions and everything we have learned…

    cheers to our lives!!! 😀

    Comment by rachel — September 25, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

  2. guess we will never know…


    Comment by rhycel — September 26, 2007 @ 3:27 am

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