Monday, January 21, 2008

No Egrets

We went to see the movie "The Bucket List" tonight. It was light, easy, totally predictable entertainment which was redeemed by a clever script.

...and by the conversations which it generated afterward.

I have done some embarrassing and even shameful things in my life, yet I have no regrets. I don't even regret never having had any children. But the movie wasn't so much about regrets, it was more about what remains for us to do in our lives (with an emphasis on how we can enrich the lives of those about us, but I don't need to go there tonight).

Superficially, it asked the question, "What do I want to do before I die?" And I can contentedly answer, "Nothing! I have led an amazing life and there remains nothing I yearn to do, see, or experience." It is a good place to be.

Now, to digress only slightly... There are large white wading birds which love to hang around the swimming pools where we live. They deposit large amounts of poop on the pool furniture and deck tile which doesn't always clean up. So, if I had one wish to give to the residents of Makena Place, it would be that we would be able to live our lives without any egrets.

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