Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Teardrop to The Fast and the Furious: Goodbye Scene 
A strange goodbye 
An endless goodbye 


The Teardrop (Italian sonnet)  

A teardrop someone wept alone that night
Was doomed to fade away into the sun
Another day of life had just begun
And tears were things which people hide from sight
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Two lovers chanced to happen to the scene
A youthful pair who stopped awhile to kiss
But in the air was something gone amiss
A whisper shared a wayward wind did glean
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She sadly stood and watched him disappear
A heartbeat joined the whisper of goodbye
So strange it was she didn’t even cry
Except one droplet of a precious tear
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Was fate or stars or wonderment unknown
The lonely tear and precious gem then met
And together Joyous rainbows set
For they no longer had to fade alone


Two strange fates form one ending to this Italian sonnet. Nothing special or hidden in this sonnet. It is just a sweet story set to rhyme. 

When Arlene and I where running the Lodge parties, Walter and Maggie where two of our victims. Walter and Maggie were an elderly couple. They were caught in the magic of our dances from the very beginning. At our first dance, Arlene and I hired a singer who was also a dance instructor. Walter was one of the guys she got on the dance floor. Well all I can say is dancing is magic. Maggie would send Arlene and me cookie as a thank you. Maggie died. After a time Walter came back to the dances in memory of Maggie. There were two other loyal victims of our dances. They had a friend who had just lost her husband. They brought her to a wine trip, Arlene and I had organized and introduced her to Walter. They hit it off. They came to a couple of our dances and strangely disappeared. It turned out Walter was no longer able to drive. He and the new lady got married and moved into the Masonic retirement homes.

Lucky indeed are those who's life turns out somewhat close to what they had planned. Some folks are extremely gifted in planning for the unexpected. Arlene and I were extreme talented in event planning and what to do if and when things went awry. Life is a bit more involved than even the most complex event. It is my belief that no one truly and completely knows what tomorrow holds. I have lived a perfect day. A day when not a thing went wrong, Such things are possible. But that was only one day. When I say life is unpredictable, this can be positive as well as negatives. Good things do pop up unexpectedly. So what do we do? First, know, we are  not alone. Life is unpredictable to others. Most importantly: Trust in ourselves. Know that we can meet any challenge. (Also, regardless of what we are told, help is available.) Life is a wonderful. Unpredictability is part of that wonder. We are part of that wonder. So let us Enjoy.


Some music to reflect by: Hiroyuki Sawano "Eye Water" 

It can be hard to say goodbye 


Furious 7 (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 7 and Fast 7) is a 2015 film directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan. It is the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham. Furious 7 follows Dominic Toretto (Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Walker), and the rest of their team, who have returned to the United States to live normal lives after securing amnesty for their past crimes in Fast and Furious 6 (2013), until Deckard Shaw (Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts the team in danger once again. One of the big non-action moments was the "Goodbye Scene".  
Let's see what the folks of Studio C do with this scene. "The Fast and the Furious 7 Parody: Goodbye Scene" 


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33 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your italian sonnet, very expressive. You are a good poet.

    I like dancing, but sadly don't go out much in the evenings! I have my pet dog to consider! Dancing can be therapeutic! Glad you have a partner to dance with, and it's a nice thing to encourage others to do something pleasurable.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Sounds like you were drawn in. Pleasant to know.
      Thank you for sharing this bit of insight.
      Be blessed

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  2. Things going off the rails can be kinda fun, as long as one isn't super hyper or something and takes a fit when they do. Have to roll with it.

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    1. That's right, Pat. When life goes off we can just take it in and have a good time.
      Thank you for the extra pair of eyes.

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  3. When the unexpected happens, we know we are in "life." It is like a river, and it keeps moving. We hang on for dear life, not wanting to be left behind.

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    1. What an exceptional way of viewing life. Thank you.
      My compliments on your word mastery.

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  4. Yes.
    I really like annell's analogy. Sometimes life takes us to quiet pools, and at other times casts us into white-water rapids...

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    1. Enjoy the ride (I'm sure you do.)
      Thank you for being a fresh stream in our life.

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  5. What a beautiful and moving poem. I am glad your friend was united with someone and that you and Arlene were there for them.

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    1. So glad that you liked.
      Thank you for your warm words.
      Blessings

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  6. A lovely sonnet and an inspiriting essay. Yet another thoroughly enjoyable post, Martin. Thanks so much!

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    1. Thank you. I am so happy that you enjoyed, Wendy.
      Bless you.

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  7. "We are part of that wonder." I so agree. Life abounds in miracles, once we look around and see them. You and Arlene truly lived a perfect time together....such wonderful memories.

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    1. I so agree with you. (we take so much for granted)
      Thank you for saying so.
      Dream on...

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  8. I liked this line of the riddle: "I unlock doors that never close"

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    1. Thank you, Frank, for stopping by and your comment.

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  9. hi Martin, I loved the concept of a perfect day, I will have to look out for one!

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    1. It can happen. I am a witness. When it happens to you. be a witness too.
      Thank you and be blessed

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  10. This is so incredibly moving!!💖

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    1. Thank you for this gift, Sanaa.
      Write on...

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  11. Ah, life is unpredictable but wonderful. Your poem was beautifully constructed.

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    1. Thank you, Mary, for your warm regards.
      Stay inspired.

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  12. Lovely poetry as usual. The unpredictability of life keeps things from getting monotonous.

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    1. Thank you for your kind compliment. Unpredictability can be life's thrill.

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  13. Sometimes one tear is enough if it comes from the heart. I am a weeping willow so I cry streams.

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    1. Dear me. Keep in mind the happy ending. (I do love the weeping willow. - memory of kisses)
      Thank you and dream on...

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  14. Tear drops would dry and maybe it is best they dry in the light of the sun.

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  15. Life is full of surprises .. emotive and inspiring

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