Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 09:10 AM.

In the movie, Up, the little boy, Russell, makes a pretty good quote I find to be very meaningful.   Russell’s parents are separated, but Russell points out some of the normal things that he and his father did just spending time together. 

After Russell recounted these events, he noted, “That might sound boring. But I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most.”

I liked that a lot.  It is the stuff that others think to be boring we often remember the most.  Things we did with our parents, grandparents and friends that seemed to be so mundane at the time end up being memories we cherish.

The other little part of the movie that I really enjoy is when Carl finds the note his deceased wife, Ellie, left him.  She thanks him for the time they spent together and their many adventures. 

Carl was thinking he had never really been on an adventure and his wife’s note reminded him that his life with her had indeed been a wonderful adventure.  

There was no need for regret.

My points being, an animated film from five years ago and a silly looking funnel collar for a dog will end up being great memories for me. 

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