Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Feeling of Life

“It’s not the meaning of life, Alfred, it’s the feeling of life. Look at that park down there! Just think of how many loves lost and found in it, how many first kisses kissed, how many Frisbees lost, and just remember that is your park, my friend. And you've got your whole life to walk though it.”
~ Zak Orth to Freddie Prinze Jr. referring to Central Park in Down to You (2000), aired this morning on FX at 9 o'clock

I added a new quotation to the Quotable NYC sidebar. No one expects cutesy, toothless movies about light teen romances to inspire you, but sometimes they have Hallmark-card moments of greatness that provide a glimpse into your own heart.

That's the moment I had this morning when I came across this movie while laying on my couch, flipping channels, frustrated at being awake too early on a Saturday morning.

It's not the meaning of life, it's the feeling of life. If that's not a myspace headline, I don't know what is. But it's going to be my new personal motto.

I've got all of New York City outside my window and just a walk or a MetroCard swipe away, but it's too cold to go have that feeling outside. And it feels so good to lay on my couch and drift between random TV channels and unconscious dozing.

So that is what I am going to do.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Hello,
I also love this quote. I have the video, I think it's a cute movie, but when Zak said this quote I had to run and get a pen and paper and rewind the movie, so I could get the quote right.

I'm a quote lover and this one is now added to my list. Writing is my hobby and my love, reading comes in second.

At work, I have my book of "Deb's book how to's", it's my computer manual with all my job procedures, but on the outside I drew a picture of the sky, a tree, some grass and flowers. Just because this book has to do with work, doesn't mean it has to look like work. Anyways what I'm leading up to, is at the bottom of the page, I wanted to add a quote, and damn it, if that movie wasn't on tv at the time I was trying to think of a quote, so that is the quote I used.

I'm a California Valley girl, born and rasied, never been to New York, but it's my daughters dream to live there at least for one year.

Have a great day...from Deb