Sunday, May 19, 2013

A dialogue that was touching

Recently I saw the movie 'Dolphin Tale' on TV. Its the moving tale of a little boy who develops a bond with an injured dolphin. There is a question about the latter's survival as doctors have had to amputate its tail after an accident. The boy along with a few others attempts to save his friend by fixing a prosthetic tail. 

Its a poignant tale. One specific scene stuck to my mind.

There is one character in the movie , a champion swimmer Kyle who loses his leg in a military explosion. In a particular scene, the scientist who designs prosthetic devices, Dr Cameron McCarthy(Morgan Freeman) has a dialogue with Kyle to pep him up and bring him out of his feeling of doom.

Kyle says something like 'All along my life I have worked for only one thing' (meaning to say that its lost now after his accident).

Freeman nonchalantly responds 'The good thing is you have a million other things to choose from'. 

That dialogue was like 'Wow'. A very simple statement but yet it carries so much meaning, depth and above all 'Hope'.

We cannot always change what happens to us in life. How we react to it and what perspective we take is something we can choose. Its not always easy to stay positive. Life can be cruel at times too. One's spirit can go a long way in turning things over and finding new meanings. As he rightly said, when you lose one thing there are a million other things to choose from.

38 comments:

  1. Yeah, that's right. If one door is shut on us, the other will open. Nice, inspiring read.

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    1. Thank you Eashwar . Often we keep crying over the closed doors and fail to see the open ones

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  2. One more important lesson which i could clearly visualize from this post...though movies comprise of REEL life but still many things which are displayed over there influence our thinking or action in Real Life...!!!

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    1. Yes Reel life sometimes does depict a whole lot of truths

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  3. Wow... actually that is the exact reaction I got when I read these lines!

    I sometimes am awestruck by the beauty of words Jaish.. for that matter look at all those lovely blogs we are surrounded with, songs, movies, poems, 55 fictions, books... words words words.. such an enthralling world it is.. :)

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    1. Yes where would we be without words Me ? After all they are the sole reason connecting u and me sitting miles apart !

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  4. Lovely sentiment in that one statement Jaishree! Life is full of surprizes:)

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    1. Indeed Rahul . Thanks for the comment as always

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  5. So true. Sometimes we get so bitter about what we have lost whereas there is so much more to live for

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    1. That's true but as others pointed out its not easy always I suppose :)

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  6. This is really one of the simplest truths of life...thank u...that was enlightening

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  7. So simple yet so difficult to apply in real life. When situations pull us down, it's so important to be able to dig up such lessons from deep within our minds. To be able to look at happenings positively and have hope, that everything is not lost. Beautiful message Jaish. And where have you been? Went AWOL there :)

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    1. Yeah hi hi . Feels great to be back and receiving such loving comments Deepa :)

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  8. So true that, Jaish. It also shows that when we are down, how motivating and uplifting the positive support of those around us can be. Sometimes, all we need is a reminder of all the good things in life. Good to be back here after a long time :)

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    1. A touch , a hug and a word of comfort have amazing strength in them . True

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  9. Good to see you back, Jaish! And, yes, the essence of a person lies not in what happens to him/her but how he/she reacts to what happens to him/her!

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    1. Exactly . Testing times measure ones strength

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  10. so true.. and I agree with Deepa.. so damn difficult to apply in life.

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    1. Yeah definitely not an easy thing to do . Thanks for stepping in Roshan

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  11. Very true. We are likely to pay no special attention to such dialogues. Thanks for bringing it out.

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  12. Jaish - posts like this is the reason why I love your blog so much .. lovely one !!

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    1. Thank you so much for that lovely warm comment Sangeetha :)

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  13. so positive and inspiring ! like an ant .. we may block its path but can never stop it from trying a new path out !! lovely read !

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    1. Ants are inspiring indeed . Thanks

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  14. Really an inspiring dialogue but how many people have that perspective...

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    1. In times of distress there are those that crumble and those that rebound with a renewed vigor . It's not easy I agree

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  15. Some sentences say volumes..this is one such statement. Glad to see you back after a long time, Jaish :)

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  16. Inspiring dialogue true! And yes, cards will be dealt out whether we like it or not, what we can change is how we deal with them.

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  17. I have a living example in my life - My mom. She doesn't have left hand and yet she does everything except sewing. And the dialogue is inspiring.

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    1. She is a fighter Saru . God bless her

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  18. Thanks for sharing this Jaish. It is difficult to stay positive in adverse times, but it's only when we are willing to come out of it and hope for the best and believe that it would eventually happen, that we would be doing justice to ourselves.

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  19. Rightly said.. When things fall apart, they create space to be filled with better things.!! :)

    The Wandering Thoughts

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