Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Curious Case of Aging

It was my birthday and I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Timing's perfect as the theme is about time, growing older, younger, whatever.
The movie is 45 mins too long, if you ask me, but it has much to teach us.

Here's what I came away with:
1. When we're old, it's hard to look glamorous - not even when you have a face like Cate Blanchett.
2. When we're old, it's hard to be pretty - not even when we are Brad Pitt.
3. Growing older is not a bad thing at all. It's worse when you're growing younger (and everybody else is growing older).
4. Growing older is not such a dreadful thing. It's how God planned it to be and there's a whole lot of wisdom for it.
5. Being old isn't the most horrible state we could find ourselves in. Being foolish, lonely and with nothing to live for - albeit young and attractive - is a more painful thing.
6. Being old isn't the end of finding love and companionship. Benjamin Button was loneliest when he started to look young - really young.

love the ocean - God made it for Himself

About Me

In the Old Testament in the Bible, there was a man named Jacob who "wrestled with God and man." He wouldn't let God go until God answered his prayers. God admired that and renamed him Israel, "the one who fought or wrestled and prevailed". He fought with man--his inner man--and conquered his own weaknesses. He's my hero. He is what I hope God and man see me to be.