Welcome to tonight's program
We have a fabulous show for you.
I'm sure you'll all find it enjoyable
You might even find it
It could be all of these and maybe none at all
But what is it when you examine each emotion listed above?
Take each word and run it through your head
Imagine everything in your life that is associated with each particular word
The events in your life that were frightening
That were beautiful
That were delicious
That were seductive
And what emotions were felt behind the events of each memory?
Ah yes what were the stories you personally saw unfold?
The times well spent
The days you regret
The nights you couldn't forget
The people you forsaken
The lives you ruined
The love that was lost
The identity that was regained
Has your life turned out to be what you thought it would be?
Are you proud? Content? Disappointed?
Think of that one thing you could do again.
Have it clear in your mind
Now forget it
There is no point trying to imagine what could have been when you can change what will be.
There is a life ahead of you.
Whether your 18 or 48
There is still life ahead of you.
Quit trying to mend the past. The past is all in memory, pictures and writing.
The past isn't there waiting for you. The only thing that opens its hands to you is the future.
A future where you fall in love
A future where you travel to where you've always wanted to go
A future where the human imagination lets you float above worlds and compose impossible music.
Be the artist that paints a beautiful picture
Be the composer that conducts a glorious symphony
Be the writer that creates a literary masterpiece
Be the one human that understands life be accepting the fruits of imaginative longevity.
Flourish in the bath of simple joys
Walk through the park and appreciate the wonderment
The wonderment of how a bird is so content with just being a bird
Why can't we be content with just being ourselves?
Is there some other choice?
Is there some other version of us somewhere? The true self?
The true self is there.
In front of you
In the mirror
In the pool of water
In the significant other
In the sky
In the oil pastels
In the five stanza poem
Before and after
Once you're here and once you're gone.
The breath of life.
Thank you all.
Please everyone take a bow. Rejoice!
We'd like to thank: Christian Bale, Tommy Tutone, The Cure, Lipton Tea, Museum curators, Mark Millar, Arthur C. Clarke, Keith David, Slowdive, Gregg Araki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elizabeth Taylor, Scott Pilgrim, Leather trench coats, Irish tweed hats, Technicolor dream coats, Mufasa, Rebekah Del Rio, Bruce Lee, Terrance Malik, Penelope Cruz, Selma Blair, Chopin, Orbit gum, Vlad the Impaler, five layer burritos and finally Howard shore for making this all possible.
Goodnight and God bless!