Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday Five

Havent done the friday five in a while, but I've been thinking alot about endings, so here goes:

1. Best ending of a movie/book/TV show
Book:I'm with RM on Charlotte's Web.
Movie: West Side Story (classic). Pieces of April (not classic).

Question: So, a good ending has to make you sob until your eyes fall out?
Answer: Yes, why do you ask?

2. Worst ending of a movie/book/TV show
Dont tell Sue how much I hated the ending to the Sparrow, since she's reading it right now and loving it. But it did TOTALLY piss me off.

3. Tell about a memorable goodbye you've experienced.
I'm just reading a book about clergy transitions that says that how you enter a room is how you enter any situation. I"m not sure how I enter a room, but I know how I leave one. When we're out with a group, I always tell J I want to go way before either of us is ready. "But we're having a good time!" he used to say back in our courtship days. My response: "Right. Perfect time to blow. Why wait until we're having a miserable time to get out of here?" So "always leave when you're having a good time" is one of our inside sort of lines. (Not inside anymore, eh, blogospshere?)
Our family just last month said goodbye to the city we've lived in for eight years. I keep trying to write things about that and erasing them. Because for sure that was the biggest goodbye we've had in a while, but I think it might be a little too raw still to write about. For now I can say that we left at the right time and came to the right place, so being on this side of that goodbye feels pretty good.

4. Is it true that "all good things must come to an end"?
Hmm...hope not...

5. "Everything I ever let go of has claw marks on it." --Anne Lamott
See bonus. Control issues? Nah....

Bonus: "It isn't over until the fat lady sings." I've never loved this expression. So propose an alternative: "It isn't over until ____________________"
I say so.

Bonus bonus: MW (are you reading this? if so, you can out yourself if you want) ends a boring evening by saying to her husband, "Honey, let's go to bed so these nice people can go home." Ha! That is so GENIUS!


Sally said...

Oh I'd forgotten Pieces of April great movie-thanks for the reminder!
Well played.

mompriest said...

Pieces of April, yes.

And, when I was a young parent, "Honey, let's go, we have to get the babysitter home...."

Leaving a beloved city for a new one is tough. Glad to hear you are adjusting well.

Jan said...

It's good for me to see the perspective of a MINISTER about leaving, as I'm in a congregation that is losing one. I loved that "mom" answer--"I say so"!

RevDrKate said...

"till I say so!" Oh absolutely. I like the leaving while you still having a good time strategy as well. Great play.

1-4 Grace said...

How do I enter a room? Do I enter a room the same way everytime or different ways depending on context/ Hmmmm
Please share the name of the book.
It might be useful to me in my life transition now.

Mother Laura said...

I forget if The Sparrow is the first or second in that series. I loved the first, including the ending, even though it was intense, but hated the end of the second....