Reflection

Garden State

I know, I know. It’s so typical that I would love this movie, but I do and I admit it. I’m finally taking advantage of my Netflix subscription and ordering DVDs. Yes, it is exciting. Anyways, I don’t have anything valuable to share this evening so I’m going to leave you with my favorite scene from Garden State. Zach Braff’s character is speaking to his psychologist father who prescribed him antidepressants which he has taken his whole life, to decide now, in his late twenties, that he doesn’t wish to do so anymore. Something very real and very relatable to consider.

“You’ve always said that all you wanted was for us to have whatever it is we wanted, right? Well, maybe, what Mom wanted more then anything is for it to all be over, and for me, what I want more then anything in the world, is for it to be OK with you for me to feel something again, even if it’s pain…This is my life, Dad, this is it. I spent 26 years waiting for something else to start, so, no, I don’t think it’s too much to take on, because it’s everything there is. I see now it’s all of it. You and I are gonna be OK, you know that, right? We may not be as happy as you always dreamed we would be, but for the first time let’s just allow ourselves to be whatever it is we are and that will be better. OK? I think that will be better.”

 

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2 thoughts on “Garden State

  1. Julia Moen says:

    Woah. I like it…I like it a lot. Also, I just typed “alot a lot alot a lot” because I couldn’t figure out if it was one word or two. Actually, I’m still not convinced. Why do I have the spelling capacity of a first grader?!

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