Monday, March 17, 2008

Quote from No Country for Old Men

Went to see NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN yesterday. Have you seen it yet?

Of course the line "You cain't stop what's comin'" is good, but maybe because I'm a coach, this is my favorite line:

"Well all the time ya spend trying to get back what's been took from ya, more is going out the door. After a while you just have to try to get a tourniquet on it."
A good reminder to stay in the present, to move ahead, to come to some resolution about losses, and that "there is life after ...". An ending/loss can be seen as a transition. Some are monumental, and even then, we find that life goes on. I have seen people get stuck in the stage of the loss, and then 'more does go out the door.' It matters how you are able to handle the losses, disappointments and failures in life. I enjoy coaching people to minimize that sort of thing.

Clip from movie NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN:

The subplot, if you will, is about the effect the changing times are having on the sheriff, played by Tommie Lee Jones.

In one scene, the younger sheriff tells Jones what he has just said is "linear," and Jones replies that age flattens a man.

Does it? Is it a choice? What is "the tourniquet" for the slings and arrows of fortune?

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