‘Life marches by. I suggest you get on with it.’

Something just now made me think of one of my favorite movie quotes of all time:

“Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!”

Same movie: A thought we might remember today as many of us re-immerse in old family systems…

“Sometimes you have to look hard at a person and remember he’s doing the best he can. He’s just trying to find his way, just like you.”

Or this one:

“Don’t you think that everyone looks back on their childhood with a certain amount of bitterness and regret about something? It doesn’t have to ruin your life.”

Honestly? From my rapidly diminishing pile of regrets is this one:

I wish that I had learned earlier—before my parents passed from this earth—to let it go and move on, and just be. Let them be them. Let them enjoy being with their son. What is it Tim Sanders’ grandmother said? “Eat the nut, dump the shells.” Learn the lesson, discard the bitterness, and get on with life. And the people who share it with you.

Or, as Kate says to Jane:

“Life marches by. I suggest you get on with it.”

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. —Ephesians 4:32

Jane Fonda talking about her most difficult scene in On Golden Pond, where cinema closely mirrors her relationship with her real-life dad:



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