May 14, 2010

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can Set You free

Beautiful lines about HOPE from the film The Shawshank Redemption

Andy: There are......places......in the world that aren't made out of stone. There’s something......inside......that they can't get to......that they can't touch. That's yours.
Red: What are you talking about?
Andy: Hope.
Red: Hope??
Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing.
Hope can drive a man insane. It’s got no use on the inside.
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Red: Hope is a good thing...Maybe the best of things.
And no good thing ever dies.
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Red: I hope I can make it across the border.
I hope to see my friend and shake his hand.
I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams.
I hope….

We cry because we're humans

Humans are the only primates that cry emotionally. No other animals are thought to produce tears in response to emotional states, although this is disputed by some scientists.
I still remember how I shed tears unconsciously  just watching Taare Zammen Par and even 'The Pursuit of Happiness' a few days ago. Leave alone those vicarious tears, I admit that I have cried at least twice this month for other reasons.. But  I felt better after shedding those tears. So I feel that it's not bad or unmanly to cry, unless it is crocodile tears...

May 13, 2010