The Enlightened African American Cab Driver – in Boston

It seems that chance encounters often offer the best opportunity for seeing the world from another point of view….and so it was with a 10 minute cab ride I took in Boston today! Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom on Life and Death…from who? Yeah, Woody Allen!

Pulled these gems off an interview with the director about his new movie – which itself is about the Grim Reaper:
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“I find it a lousy deal. There is no advantage to getting older,” he says, raising more laughs.
“I’m 74 now and you don’t get smarter, you don’t get wiser, you don’t get more mellow, you don’t get more kindly – nothing happens.
“But your back hurts more, you get more indigestion, your eye sight isn’t as good and you need a hearing aid. It’s a bad business getting older and I would advise you not to do it if you can avoid it.”
Throughout the film each of the characters are forced to make big decisions about their lives.
“One must have one’s delusions to live. If you look at life too honestly and too clearly life does become unbearable because it’s a pretty grim enterprise,” Allen says.
“I do feel that it is a grim, painful, nightmarish, meaningless experience and that the only way that you can be happy is if you tell yourself some lies and deceive yourself.”
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End Quotes – there are some true words in there!
Or at least that is the way I have been feeling as of late!