Across The Universe

Across the Universe

This past Saturday I went with Brittany to see the new movie, Across The Universe. In a word, Genius! If you like the Beatles, you’ll love this movie. The singing is very good, the acting is crisp. As musicals go, it’s the first one I’ve seen in a long time that I really enjoyed. The story, set in the turbulence of the 1960s is interesting, fun, sometimes disturbing and romantic. The message is redemptive.  

Last night I sat and watched a little TV and stumbled across Dr. Phil. What grabbed my attention was his guest. He had on the author Mitch Albom. It’s been 10 years since Albom’s book, Tuesdays With Morrie, came out. They were talking about the importance of people in life over work and money. He wrote the book to help Morrie pay medical bills, but in the process, learned from his old teacher, how to live life.  

James Taylor says in the song Secret of Life, “The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” I think you can enjoy your work, but work alone leaves us empty. We perhaps work too much and certainly don’t take enough time for people. I’ve really made an effort in recent years to re-connect with people who were my friends whom I have allowed to drift away. Friends that we lose touch with due to neglect are like preserves in a cellar. They still have goodness and value and they may be better now, but we need to retrieve them. 

In this past year, I’ve re-connected with several old friends that I really want in my life. I’ve not always been the best at staying connected. We get too busy. We forget, we move on. Just a couple of weeks ago I went to see one of my closest friends. I played football in Jr. and Sr. High with Karl Hardman. He was always a good friend to me. We lost touch for a time, but having reconnected in recent years has been great. 

The great thing about Across the Universe is that friends, separated by the course of life have the courage to find each other again. It’s easy to get so busy with life that we forget the people who gave life meaning and substance. As Karl and I strolled through old yearbooks and relived the glory days of our teen years, we found depth and joy that make our friendship richer.  

Go see Across the Universe, listen to old music that makes you feel great, and find someone that you’ve lost and reconnect. Enjoy the treasure of people who are in your life and value the ones who make your life meaningful. Don’t throw away relationships by neglecting them and enjoy the passage of time as you stroll across the universe. telemicus out

1 Responses to Across The Universe

  1. Buddy says:

    Thanks for staying in touch with me.

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