Thursday, February 26, 2009
Reunited and it feels so good.
If you’ve ever seen The Shawshank Redemption, you probably remember the movie’s absolute final scene. It’s the one where Morgan Freeman is walking on the beach, and Tim Robbins sees him, and they both have big smiles on their faces, and then Tim jumps off the boat he’s sanding and starts walking to meet his friend, and then the camera pulls back, back, back, but it keeps the two men in the frame so that, at the very last moment, you see them hug.
Do you remember that scene?
Do you remember how good it made you feel?
Well, I do. Because today, I am playing the role of Tim Robbins…and the old friend I am embracing on that Mexican beach is my wallet.
Yes, that wallet.
It appeared yesterday at my parents’ house, looking quite good considering its rather arduous 2-month journey through the postal system, and – AND! –everything was still inside.
(Except for a $20 bill, but seriously, Most Decent Human Being Who Ever Lived, you can have that. I regret that I had but one $20 bill to give. Because you are at least $40 worth of awesome.)
So that's that -- my faith in humanity, restored.
And not only that, it's almost Friday!