Thursday, September 27, 2007

Friday Five: On Endings and Good-byes

1. Best ending of a movie/book/TV show
To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus would be there with Jeb until the
morning. Jeb's been injured protecting his sister from an attacker; he and
Scout have confidence that, like God, Atticus would always be there for
them. It's both better and more complex than that; read the book!

2. Worst ending of a movie/book/TV show
I'm kinda with HotCup on My Best Friend's Wedding. I'd take the
redhead, and girls aren't my type!

3. Tell about a memorable goodbye you've experienced.
Several years ago I drove 5 hours one way to Charlotte airport because my best
friend had a 3 hour layover there. She was on her way from her parents'
house in TX back to Europe. Europe seemed for far away we IM
all the time, and the world seems much smaller.

4. Is it true that "all good things must come to an end"?
According to Aslan, no. Instead, we are called "further up and further
in." I really don't think all good things do end, or at least not without the
promise of something better. Heck, even the last M&M in the bag is not
the last M&M ever...just an invitation to the next bag!

5. "Everything I ever let go of has claw marks on it." --Anne Lamott Discuss.
I hold onto things tooth and nail. I don't like change much, at least not
in the process of changing. After, usually I'm okay. But I think
it's fair to say that most everything I ever let go of had claw marks, too.

Bonus: "It isn't over until the fat lady sings." I've never loved this expression. So propose an alternative: "It isn't over until ____________________"
Yogi Berra, I think, said, "It ain't over 'til it's over." That's
about right for me. It's not over until God says so?


  1. Great play. I too have left my share of claw marks. Agree with you on the Mockingbird. Great book.
    BTW, lovet eh cat's pic. What a cutie.

  2. Further up and further in- Amen- lets keep on keeping on! Move over fat lady- well played Anne.

  3. you just can't get better than To Kill A Mockingbird. Oooh, and I love the M&M analogy. It's kind of like your appetite. Sure, you might ruin it presently with another bag of M&Ms, but another appetite is just around the corner :)

  4. Good reference to end of Mockingbird. Read that book way too long ago, now my kids are reading it in Jr. High and High school...

    And, I agree, I appreciate how "small" the world can feel now that we have IM and Blogs, and it!

  5. Loved the M&M's invitation. Thanks for the great play

  6. LOVE "To Kill a Mockingbird." Great movie, even better book!

    Great play all-around--thanks!

  7. hee hee M&Ms are inexhaustible! and believe me if you ever spill a bag in your car... they turn up forever and ever and ever...

  8. Love the Aslan quote! Needed to hear that today. Great play!

  9. rev anne, great play, and I have to say... I LOVE the title of your blog. yeah.


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