Recently, we rented a movie by the title of “About Time”. The movie stars Rachel McAdams and some folks that I was not familiar with. At first blush, I figured this movie would be quite boring. But, once I got into it, I saw how profound it really was in terms of life and living. The synopsis of the movie of the movie (below) will give you an idea what the movie is about. As it moved along I day dreamed a bit about how great time travel would be. Fixing mistakes we’ve made, correct embarrassing moments, or I could help prevent all kinds issues that have created havoc for friends and family, especially my organ transplant friends. But the bottom line, for me, was to simply live life fully, each and ever day!!
Synopsis : At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time… The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. – Written by Universal Pictures
For me, these quotes from the movie are quite profound –
We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.
“Lesson Number One: All the time traveling in the world can’t make someone love you.”
“The real troubles in your life will always be things that never crossed your worried mind.”
“I’m not particularly proud of many things in my life, but I am very proud to be the father of my son.”
“And in the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.”
Enjoy each and every day, give thanks …… for your extraordinary, ordinary life!!