Friday, September 28, 2007

The End of the Meme

1. Best ending of a movie/book/TV show - I'm going with The Sixth Sense. Not the whole twist where we look back and are all like, "Whoa! How did I not see that?" or whatever. I mean the very end, where he's saying goodnight to his wife and there's that subtle shot of the wedding video before the screen goes black. That kicks my ass every single time, man.

2. Worst ending of a movie/book/TV show - I didn't really dig the ending of The Last Kiss with Zach Braff. He sits on the porch forever waiting for her to let him in so they can work things out, andthenshefinallydoestheend. I expected better things from him.

3. Tell about a memorable goodbye you've experienced. When I visited my grandma on the way back from General Synod. We pretty much knew that this would be the last time we'd be able to see her, and so I got up really close to her ear and thanked her for loving me and for helping provide opportunities for me that I might not have had otherwise. She couldn't really say much by that point, but she squeezed my hand. I got the call the next morning that she'd passed away.

4. Is it true that "all good things must come to an end"? To a point. I also think that all good things change and evolve, and nothing is the same from moment to moment. So an evening with friends may end, but a new day comes and maybe it isn't the same rollicking time you had the night before, but they're still close by. And if they aren't that close by, you arrange to meet them in Toledo.

5. "Everything I ever let go of has claw marks on it." --Anne Lamott. Discuss. Not really. Not everything. I'm used to the reality of transitions and new starts. Sometimes I wonder and worry that I don't claw enough.

Bonus: "It isn't over until the fat lady sings." I've never loved this expression. So propose an alternative: "It isn't over until ____________________" Somebody loses an eye.