When working at home I often have a DVD playing to drown out any background noise. Most times I pick a movie I've seen a bajillion times so I can focus on my work. It doesn't always happen though, because some movies I can watch over and over again without ever getting tired of them.
One of my favorite movies of all time is the Kevin Costner & James Earl Jones baseball-themed masterpiece, Field of Dreams. It's an astounding work on just about every level. The characters are rich and fully-formed. The story is deep and reflective. But it's the philosophy behind the film that is
"You know, we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening."
— Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham, Field of Dreams
Ever since then I've been obsessed with recognizing my significant moments while they're happening.
Today I completed a big part of a project I've been dreaming of for a long time. Right after clicking the "SAVE" button, I went and made myself a big salad with all the fixings and began to eat.
It was then that I realized I had just experienced a significant moment in my life.
ZOMFG! HAVE YOU TRIED THIS NEW KRAFT MEXICAN CHEESE BLEND WITH A TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE?!? IT'S FRICKIN' DELICIOUS!
Take THAT Archibald "Moonlight" Graham!
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Who knew that cheese could trump a great movie?
James Earl Jones was so good in Field of Dreams. The whole movie was great, but his performance knocked it out of the park (pun intended)
And the exterior scenes filmed with Moonlight Graham were done in the little one-time river town of Galena, IL. where Ulysses S Grant was living when the Civil War broke out.
Field of Dreams is a nearly perfect film. And trying to realize that significant moments are happening in the now is a noble thing. Especially if it involves cheese.
An awesome post.
Moonlight Graham is who I want to be when I’m old.
It’s that simple.