Thursday, March 17, 2005

Life at the Speed of Light

Just had the joy of reminiscing on some old times whilst watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

This was the film that we watched when I was a YOUNG PERSON on a residential run by the Oxford Diocese called Springboard. Now I'm running such things - oh boy!

Ferris' take on life was pretty simple:

"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. [OH YEE-AAH!]"

If anyone else remembers watching it when they were younger and is thinking, "Life doesn't move THAT fast... it wasn't THAT long ago..." the young friend of Ferris is now the Stuart Bondek in Spin City.

Ok he's not THAT old but you can see the change!!

Ferris is a great teenage rebel and what does he do on his rebellious day off? Well among other things, he eats in a fancy restaurant and goes to an art gallery! No the world's greatest rebel really!

What's IMPORTANT for Ferris is that he spends the day of freedom with his best friend and his best girl.

"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. [OH YEE-AAH!]"

So the message for today? Stop and look around. Live a little!

I want to hear what you get up to in your chilling out!


simo said...

Not that much of a rebel? It’s a long time since I’ve seen the film, and I have to admit it is great, but I seem to recall doesn’t he end up trashing his parents car, or getting it impounded, I’m sure something happens to a car he’s not supposed to be in.
Is this what you teach your young people, stealing cars isn’t really rebellious?

Barrie said...

I used to watch that film about once a month, as my dad worked in a video store & would bring it home when we were ill/on an inset day/on holiday. Its an 80s classic.
To get anoracky, the car is Cameron's dads, which they steal but is then stolen by a aprking lot guy. Ferris decides that he can run the clock back by sticking it in reverse whilst jacked up. This doesn't work and the car skids off & crashes. It becomes a symbol for Cameron to stand up to his parents & not get pushed about any more.

dreaming-neko said...

chillin' out saturdays start with some morning gym. then a nice lunch. on a good saturday, i'll find a cool coffee partner to kill the afternoon hours with at starbucks or borders or movies. next a nice dinner out. (maybe a few drinks somewhere) then home online.

darn. there goes the saturday... :(

anne berit said...

Nothing like some memory trip back to the "good old days" :D But the motto is even more true today! A smart way to live by the way.