So, the premise of the movie, "The Bucket List" is this: 2 men, both cancer victims, make a list of things they want to do . . . before they kick the bucket!
The theme is rather reminiscent of the lyrics to a song that Tim McGraw sings, "Live like you were dyin'", but actually shows (however fictionally!) these 2 men doing just that!
(I need to say, before I go any further, that I am NOT a Jack Nicholson fan . . . he is too crass, crude and crotchety for me!! Usually!! But, this part was perfect for him, because he could be himself . . . or at least my perceived version of himself!)
I got free movie passes from a friend at work, and my mom and I arrived at the theater an hour and 45 minutes before the movie started, to ensure a seat. (That wasn't the fun part!!) But, by the time the movie was over, I felt that it was well worth the time spent!
I have my dreams, of course, of someday things and probably not in a million years things, but this story inspired me to really think about things that are important to me, to accomplish before I move on from this "frail existence".
Before I let you in on my "Bucket List", I want to say, about the movie soundtrack -- lots of great oldies! Including "In the Jungle", that both actors are singing, while driving on safari in Africa. LOVE that song! And, John Mayer wrote a song called "SAY", which he sings during the closing credits. It's a pretty simple song, but with a strong message. My favorite line is this:
"Better to say too much than to never say what you need to say . . . " Ah, wisdom put to music - my favorite kind!
Anyway, I got to pondering my "Bucket List" a bit, and came up with a few things. I don't think that this is in any way a complete list, but for right now, I can focus on these few things and move on from there. Here goes:
- Have a child (experience childbirth, etc.)
- Learn to play the piano well
- Write my life's story (whether it will be worth reading or not is beside the point!)
- Make a difference in my family
- Publish a children's story
- Say "I love you" with my actions, every day
As I said, these are just a few things, but I love how the release of this movie corresponds with the new year -- I don't have to make resolutions! I can make a Bucket List!