Wednesday, 24 July 2013

24 July 2013

Last night me and R went to the Lyric theatre in Belfast to watch a play.  I knew very little about it before I went, and R knew nothing, but he trusts me so we went or it.

The play was called Tuesdays with Morrie.  It has been a book, and a film, now a play.


It is filled with laughter, tears and life.  The overwhelming message from the play is live your life now.  Don't have regrets. Don't try and leave things til you are older, or til you have more money, or more time.   Don't wait until your deathbed to say all those things you wanted to say.  Just do the things you want to do now.  (Obviously don't get yourself into stupid debt).  Say those things you want to say.

The main character in the play is dying of ALS.  Lou Gehrig disease.  His mind is still brilliant but his body is shutting down.  He tells us how he attended a funeral for a friend where he listened to everyone saying nice things about his friend, and decided that he wanted to go to his own funeral, so he could hear the nice things people would say about him.  So he had a living funeral.  BRILLIANT IDEA!!!

Me and R loved it.  We talked about it all the way home, and when we got home.  I talked about it today in work.  It was that good!!

Tonight I have a date with a girlfriend.  We are going to the cinema to watch World War Z.  I have a feeling it won't be as moving as the play was!!

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