“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,
but do so with all your heart.” – Marcus Aurelius
Every time that I watch The Gladiator, I always get this major urge to look up anything and everything Marcus Aurelius. I don’t really know why, I guess it’s the researcher in me that always just wants to know more. This means that oftentimes, I end up reading the same material that I read before, but that never bothers me even one bit. At the end of the research session, I always end with the same thing, quotes said by him. With that said, there are so many amazingly good quotes by him, but the one listed above is by far one of my favorites. I don’t know why, but I just felt the urge to share it with you guys. Some of you will already know it because it’s on my forum signature. 😉
The Gladiator is one of my favorite movies of all time, along with The Little Mermaid and Armageddon. It always makes me cry, but I never get tired of watching it and watch it quite often. This is a big deal, as I’m not a big movie person. For some reason, I mourn books and movies when they are over. TV shows, too, but at least TV shows tend to last longer. I tend to get really close to the characters, and feel like I know them. I guess they become “alive” to me, so when it ends, my first thought is to grieve. Sometimes it will last for days .. which is pretty crazy if you think about it. I guess “The End”, to me, means they have passed on. Is that silly? I guess this is why I tend to prefer series, because at least they last longer, so I have more time to get content with everything.
I watched a few movies the other day because my DVR was empty, and man did I bawl. I watched Marmaduke, The Last Song, and Robin Hood (with Russell Crowe). I didn’t care as much for Robin Hood as I thought I would, for some reason I feel like it didn’t have much of a story to it? Am I alone in this? Marmaduke had me cracking up in the beginning, but then I cried. I tend to get really emotional about animals because of how much I feel about them. & The Last Song? I thought it was going to suck because Miley Cyrus is in it, but I wound up absolutely loving it! The story itself was really good, and Miley didn’t do bad at all. It’s not a Hannah Montana movie, she definitely has what it takes to survive in the movie world — but singing, eck! With that said, this movie was not about singing, so that definitely helped. I thought about this movie for two days, I was so sad during it and after it! Nuts, I say!
Anyway, I’ve been trying really hard to make my blogs interesting for you guys. I’m not sure how many of you guys read them, but if you do read them, thank you!
Today is a lazy Saturday for me it looks like. I’ll be around!