Best part of Shawshank Redemption

In a post honoring a friend, I gave a brief explanation of what the Stephen King quote, “Get busy living or get busy dying” meant to me. The ending of this movie is one of my favorites, partly because  of Morgan Freeman, who doesn’t love listening to his voice, and because it offers all that is good in this world: friendship, love and hope. Hope you enjoy!

Mayfield

One of my favorite Stephen King quotes, as said by Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption is “Get busy living or get busy dying.” In times of true uncertainty those words were the fire that kept me hanging on. So I honored them in a predated tweet. I was not even certain of the date and it too would have passed rather benignly if not for the death of someone I loved. It came as a shock for to know the man was to believe he was invincible despite his advanced years. Smart, brilliant, witty, his eyes always had that mischievous luster and in him I found a friend crazier than me and a doctor who helped to heal body, mind, heart and spirit. He was Continue Reading →

Why Stephen is King

I’ve been behind on my Stephen King reading, he is prolific, and just finished Blaze – a good fun romp of a read. Even knowing how the book was going to end, (it is his homage to Of Mice and Men) I had hope I was wrong. As a reader/ writer, I love the way words can be strung, creating a sensory delight, their sound and picture tinkling in my mind’s eye as their meaning evokes feeling. They are the great lines that pull you momentarily from a story just so you can pause, reread and reflect before plunging back into the plot. Stephen King has strung lots of those through the years and something else. He offers hope (for his characters & the Constant Reader) in the rarest of times and reminds me Something Greater exists. Continue Reading →