Good friends talk only about happy news
- Are you lost?
Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times and a small number, really.
How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood... some afternoon so deeply a part of your being so that you can't conceive your life without it?
Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even that.
How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20.
And yet it all seems limitless...
This is one the best documentary series.
The Romanov dynasty played a hugely important role in world history, and the series highlights the life stories and characters of the tsars, recounting their rise to power and their contribution to the dynasty, their merits and their faults, their achievements and mistakes, their victories and defeats in war.
The series also examines the Russian form of 'Caesarism' as a system of state administration - its advantages and drawbacks and how the Russian state changed under the Romanov's rule.
THE ROMANOVS is told in eight epic one-hour episodes using a unique combination of magnificent CGI animation and dramatic reconstruction with careful and accurate attention paid to each period.
The great thing it's available for free in russian and english. Subtitles are also available, which is a great way to learn russian/english language.
Remember those posters that said... "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"?
Well, that's true with every day except one the day you die.
-- Lester Burnham.
I had always heard your entire life flashes... in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second... isn't a second at all. It stretches on forever, like an ocean of time. For me, it was lying on my back... at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars. And yellow leaves from the maple trees... that lined our street. Or my grandmother's hands and the way her skin... seemed like paper. And the first time I saw my cousin Tony's... brand-new Firebird. And Janie. And Janie. And... Carolyn.
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once and it's too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst.
And then I remember to relax... and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can't feel anything but gratitude... for every single moment... of my stupid little life.
You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure.
But don't worry.
You will someday.
-- Last words of Lester Burnham.
yeah, i used to think i'm the best end of the deal ... what have i got? really .. some money in my pocket, some nice threads, fancy car at my disposal and .. i'm single, unattached, free as a bird
i don't depend on nobody, nobody depends on me, my life's my own .... but i don't have a peace of mind .... and if you don't have that you've got nothing ... so.. what's the answer? that's what i keep asking myself .... what's it all about? .... you know what i mean?
That is the first movie I've watch on the first day on my first computer. That movie had a major influence over my life.