Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Interacting With Weirdos

In Richard Farnsworth's final (and academy award nominated role) in The Straight Story, Farnsworth plays Alvin Straight who spends weeks driving a tractor to visit his sick brother.

If you haven't seen David Lynch's film, it's one of those "along the way he interacts with people and transforms their lives." Oops...I suppose it's a spoiler there, but whatever the movie came out in 1999 so if you haven't seen...I'm not ruining anything, promise.

Sometimes I wonder if I would even let a guy like Alvin Straight intersect my life in a life impactful way. I think that as society becomes more secluded with less interaction, I personally tend to try to steer clear of weirdos and strangers.

I wonder if I'm missing out?

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8 comments:

Lorna said...

My God, you're on the internet---how can you ask?

Jim said...

I love that movie. You know it was based on a true story, right?

Aaron said...

It's a lot easier to come in contact with weirdos than you think - after all, the only "normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

Anonymous said...

Aren't you the same one that wanted to either sit on the aisle or in the middle of the fam during movies, etc?? I think that you are pretty open to interact with strangers or strange people. Look at the responses to your blog!!

angel said...

You are missing out, but I suspect you knew that as you wrote. And "interacting" in print with folks online is a bit different from shaking someone hand, offering a hand, looking someone in the eye.
Nice blog...

Emma said...

Heya!

Thanks for signing up to my “Performance that Changed Your Life” blogathon. Time has flown, and it is this Saturday! So this is just a poke from me to remind you.

Looking forward to reading your entry,
Emma.

Will said...

Interacting with weirdos is one of life's beauties.

I remember seeing this when it came out in 1999. I loved it. For some reason, I always remember the SPOILER!!!! :-) scene where he didn't have any brakes and he went down that huge hill.

jasdye said...

the weirdest thing is that david lynch directed this very Straight Story.

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