Friday, April 28, 2006

O Captain, my Captain...

"I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life...to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
~Thoreau

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for
- Keating

Have I mentioned I love this movie? I watched it with grade 9's and they trash talked it. Then I reminded them, this is one of the best movies of all time. I don't think they thought so...

5 comments:

christy said...

carpe diem!

the tapered pant said...

Have I never mentioned to you, dear friend, that at each of its Gord Downie showings the audience (that is, Kristina and I) were captivated and thrilled to find so much great presence of you, Oh dearest Captain.

Kristina said...

Bonnie said it best.
i have been waiting for this post for a long time.

Christie said...

The lawn bed covered in perfectly symmetrical dandelions... sigh.

Merton is a GOOD man. :)

Nevs said...

This post should be titled: "Why Sharelle wants to be a teacher"