Friday, November 2, 2007

My Life Without Me


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Response for Mrs. Weirsdo,
I didn't pay attention to the sign on the bus in the movie "My Life Without Me." I don't know if it means anything, but there was some symbolism in the movie. She kept seeing a guy beside the road behind a table with crystal wine glasses each partially filled and the guy was tapping them to make musical sounds. From the doctor to the bus she thought about how she had her first of two kids when she was seventeen by the only man she had ever kissed, and had never taken drugs or drank (and she didn't in the movie, but she did have an affair with a guy who took her to a fancy restaurant where she had never been). She never told anyone that she was going to die, but made tapes for the doctor to send to her husband, kids and friends making suggestions how they could improve themselves or their lives. Then she died. The end.

2 comments:

weirsdo said...

Sounds interesting. I was able to make this out by pausing the clip--and yes, definitely symbolic.

Cheesemeister said...

I think it's irony. A person who knows (or believes) they have a fair bit of time to live thinks they have all the time in the world for the things mentioned on the sign. One that knows they're going to die thinks they have no time and envies those that have the time.
Personally, I just envy those that have the money!