Monday, February 25, 2008

Kick the Bucket List

My loving spouse, St. Eva the Good and I, broke down and invested the princely sum of $30 to see The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The $30 included two senior admissions, two diet cokes and one bucket of popcorn. I only eat popcorn popped on-site; none of that stuff that is popped in Pittsburgh and shipped by UPS to theaters around the globe. And it must be popped in that special palm oil that clogs the arteries and shaves at least 30 minutes off your life span. I am very particular about my popcorn. But I digress.

The premise of the movie is a great one. Two men, perfect strangers, find themselves in the same hospital room sharing a diagnosis of terminal cancer. It was the Freeman character who began the "bucket list" -- a compilation of things he would like to do before he kicks the proverbial bucket. One reviewer wrote that the movie dies before the characters. That is a bit too harsh. Yes, it is a sappy movie and yes, I was unable to read the final credits because my eyes were a bit filled.

But as is my wont, I am always looking for the philosophical underpinnings of the plot. And there is plenty to chew on in this flick. Nicholson and Freeman are excellent. ( Have either of them ever made a bad movie?) And so I am inspired to compile my own list. Not that I am anticipating a premature demise...unless that palm oil does its heinous work in rapid fashion.

What amazed me as I tried to begin this enterprise was the realization that I really couldn't think of anything to put down. I am still thinking...still contemplating...there must be something to put on this d%$# list. No inspiration as yet. But stay tuned, Bloggers. Something will surface...maybe.

8 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Dad 2 Eight
I so want to see this movie
and I agree
Nicholson and Freeman
GREAT movies

and thank you for the blessing of
your post about your daughter..It
makes my heart soar..for her & for me!!
fondly, Deena

Laura said...

I am so glad you didn't give up blogging for Lent.
as far as the bucket list goes...maybe just maybe you are complete and enjoying life.

Vicki G. said...

I suggest changing the name to the "Onward and Upward" list for more inspiration....

Onward to the glory,
Upward to the prize,
Homeward to the mansions,
Far above the skies

Marcela said...

Hello Dad 2 eight
I found your blog at Can I be pretty in pink by Deena..
I wanted to tell you that I am praying for little Eva!!!!!
Blessings
Marcela from Argentina

Laura's Husband said...

Sounds like you must've had "A wonderful Life" up to now (I'm sure there's more to come) if you've got nuthin' to drop in your bucket.

Collecting said...

Stop by to check on Deena and saw that your grandbaby Eva needs paryer...will be checking back in to see how she is doing...Praying for all of you to handle this...Jesus walks with you through all sickness and problems..may His comforting arms wrapped all of you up......will be a praying from the Heart of Texas and asking others to pray....
Hugs to you!
Judy

Goodnight, Mom said...

Daddy,

Looking forward to reading the list.

-K

Julie said...

More prayers for Eva from Texas.