Thursday, January 19, 2006

To the Process

Inspiration comes to different people from different sources. Something as simple as a tree leaf has been known to encourage me. Other time it’s a "secular song" that was never intended to be spiritual but the words speak to me of something else. Often movies play a large role in my growth. I had one of these moments yesterday. I had rented the film The Replacements. It came out in 2000 and is based on the 1987 football strike. The story is about group of failures that get a second chance to play. Keanu Reeves is the nobody quarterback and Gene Hackman plays the head coach. The movie isn’t amazing but I enjoyed it.

What stood out is a scene right before the replacements first game. Reeves asks Hackman why he was picked to be teams quarterback. This is a paraphrase of Hackman’s response:

"When I look at you I see two men. The man you are now and the man you could be. Some day those two men will met, should make for one hell of a football player."

4 comments:

Jo said...

GREAT quote. i like.

MELISSA m.s. nickerson said...

I'm sort of at a place right now that I'm slowly starting to find out what I'm supposed to do with my life. For a while I wanted to do something in some sort of spotlight, or do something that made lots of money. But, the more I think about it, the more I see that, as cliche as it sounds, I just want to be a REALLY good mom and wife. I feel like the two "Melissas" are meeting to accept that I can do this.

William said...

Glad you saw that movie cuz, it's one of my all time favourites.

matthew said...

you quoted the word hell

i'm tellin