#57 Forrest Gump.

It’s Ben’s 2nd favorite movie of all-time (2nd only to Hoosiers), and I’ve always loved it, but tonight when we re-watched it… It really moved me. Have you seen it lately? If you have AMC, I have a feeling you have at least twice this week. Just the way Forrest so simply and honestly loved his girl Jenny… Oh it gives me shivers. I especially love two quotes. The part where he tells the lady on the bench: “You know it’s funny what a young man recollects? ‘Cause I don’t remember bein’ born. I don’t recall what I got for my first Christmas and I don’t know when I went on my first outdoor picnic. But I do remember the first time I heard the sweetest voice in the wide world.”

And at the end, when Forrest is standing at Jenny’s grave, he says this: “I don’t know if Momma was right or if, if it’s Lieutenant Dan. I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it’s both.”

I agree with Forrest. Life is a series of happy accidents, tragedies, milestones and triumphs, and only God knows what’s going to happen next.

Yeah, you’re going to need to go out and rent it. Right away.


Friday, February 26th, 2010

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