A Friend With A Beautiful Mind

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to
help drain the fluid from his lungs.His bed was next to the room’s only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their
involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he
would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could
see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where
his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color
of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.

Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model
boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a
fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man
on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this
picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the band – he could see it in his
mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive
words.

Days, weeks and months passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to
find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully
in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved
next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after
making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first
look at the real world outside.
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate
who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the
wall.

She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’

Epilogue:

There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own
situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is
doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money
can’t buy.

‘Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present.’

Finishing Off The Seasons…

Well the few or many TV series depending on how you look at it….well that’s what I’ve been busy doing lately.

House Season 5 –  The ending to this season was pretty predictable, in fact you might say it was just a matter of time….eh?

Supernatural Season 4 – You might say a little predictable but then again, who would have thought they would actually release the all time baddie of them all? Wonder who’d they choose to play him?

Private Practice Season 2 – Had a hard time with the concluding episode, in fact I spent two days after trying hard to forget! Gees! Still never would have thought they would end it that way! Horrifying!

Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 – Again another shocking ending, well then again you might say it is to be expected since they are one and the same creative team for Private Practice.

Dexter Season 3 – An okay ending, nothing like season 1 or 2 but still can hardly wait for Season 4 ( Oh and finished this season last month)

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Wedding Laffs Wows

Really contagious….. :lol:

Latest Bad Taste Bear TMC

A gift from Madame….

Frank

Frank

Random Pixsss

Red Dragon Fly

Red Dragon Fly

Baby Seals!

Baby Seals!

Crocodile Dumb Bee!

Crocodile Dumb Bee!

Pagoda Shape Flowers

Pagoda Shape Flowers

Close Up On Some Of The Flowers

Close Up On Some Of The Flowers

Bird Brain At The Fish Spa

Bird Brain At The Fish Spa

DVD – Saving Grace Season 1

Starring: Holly Hunter, Leon Rippy, Kenny Johnson, Bailey Chase, Bokeem Woodbine, Laura San Giacomo, Lorraine Toussaint, Mark L. Taylor, Dylan Minnette

I often walk past HMV on my way to and from work but occasionally I would glance in to see if I can spot anything new.  Strangely enough I have on two separate occasions, over this past few months been drawn towards the idea of purchasing two newly launced DVDs for TV series.   I use the term ‘drawn’ because I literally made my way straight to the specific aisle it was stacked at and picked them up ( both different series a few months apart) without looking at the rest of the other DVDs lying beside them.   ( hence the latest twitter entry on DeJa Vu)

The first was Eli Stone as in an earlier post and now this one ‘Saving Grace’.   Now is it a coincidence or is there more to it?  I mean both deals with questions of God’s existence and our desire to the right thing!? (albeit one is a comedy  drama) :???:

What I love about Saving Grace is that it has a whole lot of heart in the intense and some fascinating very down to earth storylines.  (Okay I’ll concede that not all are ‘down to earth’ )   Moreever a great actress Holly Hunter who manages to breathe life into the complex character she plays.  

Here is the sypnosis proper………….

Synopsis: For a functioning alcoholic, detective Grace Hanadarko is an unusually effective asset to the Oklahoma City police department.  Spending her time off the job sleeping around with married men, flashing her elderly neighbor, and binge-drinking herself into oblivion, the brilliant and loving Grace has a completely different passion and set of ethics when it’s time for work, investigating major crimes with the kind of gusto usually reserved for someone who remembers what she did last night.

As this first season opens, a drunken Grace finds herself confronted with the scruffy, divinely winged Earl (Leon Rippy) after accidentally killing a pedestrian with her car and crying out for God’s help. Before disappearing along with the hit-and-run victim, Earl tells Grace she’s heading for hell. All that’s left on the scene is a trace of blood, which Grace promptly takes to her forensic expert friend (Laura San Giacomo) for examining. The blood, it seems, belongs to a still-living death row inmate (Bokeem Woodbine), who also receives visits from Earl.

Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter stars as Grace, a truly unique police procedural heroine on the path to redemption in this spiritual and sometimes hilarious dramatic series.

I would rate this DVD as M18 because of the mature themes, nudity and language.

In Conversation With Kenan ( 6yr Old )

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On Having Too Many Bags

Kenan : *looks at bag clutter in my study room while I’m on the computer and starts making conversation*  ” Wow so many bags of different shapes and colour!.”

Me : “Why? What about it?”

Kenan:” Well it’s no wonder why you’re always running out of money.”

Me : ????

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On Having Another Child

Me : “Kenan what do you think about having another brother or sister?”

Kenan : “I already have Seth.”

Me : “But don’t you want another baby brother or sister?”

Kenan : *thinks long and hard* then answers “I don’t think it’s a good idea because you see, you have to buy milk for me and Seth. ” If you have another then you have to buy milk for 3 instead of 2! Then you’ll have no more money.”

Me:  :lol: ( really wasn’t expecting an answer like that from a six year old)

DVD – Eli Stone The First Season

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Actors: Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine, Matt Letscher, Sam Jaeger, Victor Garber

I first saw this DVD release of the Television series a few months back at HMV and was really tempted to buy it to watch but somehow the product description put me a little off.  This was because it sounded a little too wacky and out of this world! This is what it read :-

“Follow Eli Stone (Jonny Miller) on his quirky quest for answers in this exciting and upbeat comedic drama. When Eli awakens to an unending George Michael soundtrack that only he can hear, gets dive-bombed by a WWI biplane on a busy San Francisco street, and faces a fire-breathing dragon outside his office window, there are two possible explanations: delusions caused by a potentially fatal brain aneurysm or the chance that something greater is at work. He might just be a prophet sent to change the world. Victor Garber and Loretta Devine lead an acclaimed supporting cast in this wonderfully wacky new series, ELI STONE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON. Complete with every Season One episode, exclusive bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage, this 4-disc box set will surprise, inspire and leave you feeling like you gotta have faith.”

But when I found it available at Hollywoodclicks, I decided to borrow the series to see what I had missed.  I must say I was hooked from the very first disc!  In fact I was happy that in the very first episode, the track used from George Michael’s collection just happens to be one of my all time favourites!  The show is engaging, at times provocative but most of all highly entertaining.

Eli Stone is a lawyer played by a British actor with an almost flawless American accent who works in a law firm very much like the whimsical Ally Mcbeal.  He has ‘visions’ which either are hallucinations as a result of an aneurysm found in his head or are they really prohecies? Guess you’ll have to watch it to find out….

The casts which includes the great Victor Garber and Loretta Devine also has the very sexy amazonian-like Natasha Henstridge! ( Who can forget her from ‘Species’)  But strangely two of the cast members which does a whole lot and drew me into the fan base does not have their names ‘Up There’ with the rest of them.  They are the gorgeous Julia Gonzola (3rd from the right) and the enigmatic James Saito (1st on the left).

Casts of Eli Stone

Casts of Eli Stone

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