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Mon Apr 21 14:30:16 EST 2003
"KP-PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net%remove%> wrote in message
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| There's an old movie, "Groundhog Day" that presents a light-hearted
| view into circumstances that are a little bit analogous to my own.
| The protagonist [played by Bill Murray] gets trapped in a 'time
| in which he awakens everyday to the day he had just lived [which
| happens to be the day, in American tradition, called "Groundhog
| The movie doesn't make clear how much 'time' actually transpires,
| it must be decades because of all that shows up in the guy's living
| [he learns to play the piano expertly, for instance, and gets a
| Medical Degree :-] All through interminable living of the one day.
| really like this movie because it's almost exactly what I've lived
| my own life - waking each day to live 'the same day' all over
I rented the movie the other night - have watched it 4 times [in the
'spirit of it's same-thing-over-and-over-again premise].
Here're some quotes from it that crack me up:
"That was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get =that= day... over,
and over, and over?" ["Phil Connors", the character that Bill Murray
plays in the flick]
"What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was
the same, and nothing that you did mattered?" [ibid]
Other beer-drinking guy: "That about sums it up for me." [always
cracks me up :-]
"I'll give you a winter prediction. It's going to be cold. It's going
to be grey. And it's going to last you for the rest of your life."
"There's no way that this winter's ever going to end, as long as this
groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. He's gotta be stopped, and I have
to stop him." [ibid.]
The flick continues beyond what's been in my 'familiar' experience:
"I said stay, so you stayed? I can't even make a collie stay. I gotta
check something... stay... stay." [ibid]
"It was the end of a very long day." [ibid]
"Is there anything I can do for you today?" [ibid]
It's a take-off on "The Beauty and the Beast" - the 'spell' is broken
when "Phill Connors" learns to Love.
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