January 8, 2012

Why pancakes.

If you're curious, my title is based from a line in the movie Stranger Than Fiction (one of my favorites!)

The dialogue is such:

Dr. Jules Hilbert: ...Harold, you could just eat nothing but pancakes if you wanted.
Harold Crick: What is wrong with you? Hey, I don't want to eat nothing but pancakes, I want to live! I mean, who in their right mind in a choice between pancakes and living chooses pancakes?
Dr. Jules Hilbert: Harold, if you pause to think, you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led... and, of course, the quality of the pancakes.

It is after this point in the film that Harold decides to throw away his current life of nothingness and DO things. That aspect of the movie has always been one of the things that connects me to it, and it's how I feel right now.
I want to DO life. I want the quality of my life to be so amazing that I don't even think twice about resorting to proverbial pancakes - no matter how tasty. I've had my time of awkward transition, I've had my time of nothing, of emptiness.

No more. It's a new year, and by the grace of God, I'm not going to waste it or the opportunities provided through out it.

1 comment:

  1. Love it!! A favorite movie of mine, too. Great last line of this blog. Highly quotable :)