Monday, February 22, 2010
Celebration list or a list of moments
I was recently talking to a friend of mine, and fellow warrior about how I hate the term Bucket List. First of all I watched the movie during my treatment, got it as a screener from a group I belong to. Sometimes they don't tell you what the movies are about. Again I think holy shit another freakin movie about cancer, can't get away from it.
The Bucket list. I know its supposed to make you think of all great things to do before you die or kick the bucket. Now I get what they were going for, in the basic sense, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, add a bit of cancer and hilarity ensues right? Two guys from the opposite end of the spectrum coming together at the end of their life and creating a list of things they want to do before they die.
Why focus on the negative part? Like I said before I was lamenting about this to a fellow warrior and she said don't call it a bucket list just a list of moments.
I like that
I will call it my celebration list.
I, like many survivors, have faced my own mortality, and at any age that is difficult and scary, so I don't want to focus on things to do before I die, I want to focus on things to do while I am still here, alive and kicking
My celebration list, which isn't really written down, it is, like my friend said, a list of moments.
I know no one here gets out alive, but we all want to be a little scrappy while we are here, so lets not focus on the die part, bucket, kick the bucket etc. (if director of The Bucket List Rob Reiner were here I would call him a meathead like his nemesis Archie Bunker did in the tv series All in the family)
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