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Enjoy it.

In which we watch this short clip from the recent classic, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

The movie takes place in a parallel universe in which technology exists to erase unpleasant, unwanted memories. In this clip, Joel (Jim Carrey) is reliving his memory of the first, magical day that he met his lover Clementine (Kate Winslet).

Eventually things turn so sour that she elects to have her entire memory of her erased. After learning this devastating news, Joel elects to do the same thing, and have his memory wiped out.

But during the procedure, he has second thoughts. As he relives this memory of the first time they met, Clementine brings him back to reality, and reminds him:


http://youtu.be/e5Y2MandRso

"This is it Joel. It's going to be gone soon."

It's not just his memory. It is a metaphor and a reminder for us all:

It will all be gone soon. Nothing lasts forever. This day will be gone. The year. This lifetime. The Daily Paul. Our country. Our Republic. Everything is in the process of slipping away.

"I know," says Joel.

"What do we do?" Clementine asks.

Joel answers with the only possible, rational response:

"Enjoy it."

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Enjoy it everyone. This moment will only ever come once. All we have is now. All we'll ever have is now. The most important thing you can do is cherish it.

Enjoy it.




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Linda Cross's picture

When I met my husband, some

When I met my husband, some 30 years ago, he used to say to me, in Spanish since he didn't speak English at that time, "I will love you forever" I would reply "Forever won't be very long" After a few years flew by, like no time at all, he admitted that he finally understood what I had meant.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Almost the Summer Solstice...

The happiest day of the year!

ecorob's picture

Enjoying it, Daily!

TY MN.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Thank You Michael

...Lately I wonder if I'm the only one on "this page"; metaphorically.

Trying to dispel some of the doom & gloom angst that has permeated the recent threads, the Ark is losing that "Happy Place" that you commented about recently.
So.....I tried to create a positive post, along that sentiment.

http://www.dailypaul.com/320920/the-essence-of-a-carefree-su...

Give it a bump..or a comment as to your critique' of this sentiment.
Thanks in advance.

And my gratitude for the DP is/has/will always be something that I hope is apparent...enjoying it right now...it could be gone tomorrow.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Marko Rodin "Kod DNA"

Michael Nystrom's picture

That is hilarious

The timestamp of this post is my birthday, at 4:20.

That is so weird.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
Michael Nystrom's picture

Oh, now I remember

We were in a hotel, in Brooklyn.

We had to spend a night in a hotel, to get on the ship the next day. It was my birthday. We left New York, from the Redhook pier in Brooklyn.

I was up into the wee hours of the morning writing this post, because I was going to be without internet for a whole week!

Can you imagine? A whole week without any internet. Zero.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
Garan's picture

After all "We Didn't Start the Fire"

Song/Video by Billy Joel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g

Poignant movie...

...one of my top-ten favorites. I just love the editing and flow of the visuals as it jumps around to different times and memories.

If I truly believed that NOTHING lasts, in a final sense, I think I might despair at that ultimately nihilistic outlook. But being convinced that Person and Love are eternal, although the grass withers and the flowers fade in this chapter of our existence, I am at peace knowing the next phase will see things in the bloom of restoration, beyond our wildest dreams. The joyful spring of 'Jupiter' will triumph over the dark, cold winter of death under 'Saturn'. It's like CS Lewis's Saturnian book within the Narnian chronicles, 'The Last Battle': what looks like utter despair and death becomes renewed joy as the characters step through death's doorway. And as they gaze on the splendor of the New Narnia, outstretching to the mountainous horizon, the cry goes out 'Further in; and further up!'

Beautiful.

The past and future are figments of our mind.
In reality the Now is all we have.
Even the Sun will die.

Thank you Michael Nystrom, for all you do.
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I have a present.

Every moment is a gift.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

It's a great day to be alive...

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Wow Lew beat out REASON?

Wow Lew beat out REASON?

Southern Agrarian

How ironic you should share this


http://youtu.be/OG_XmDx32UY

It's one of my favorite movies and I watched it again only days ago.

My father died less than 2 weeks ago - he was one of my best friends.

I was thinking as I watched it...did I spend enough time with him? I think if I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing, but of course in retrospect when an event like his death occurs, I wish I had.

I didn't "cherish" him - because I didn't think he'd go so soon. If I had known his timeline, I would have hung on for dear life. I will cherish my mother...and my sisters. His passing reminded me that life is fleeting and it made me question every silly thing I ever squabbled about, like the end to the Daily Paul.

I love you Daily Paul - I will squeeze every last bit of enjoyment out of you I can. When you're gone, I will remember you fondly.

I love you Dad - I will never forget your face, your smile, your laugh, your voice, and every moment of happiness you ever gave me.

Michael Nystrom's picture

I'm sorry to hear about your father

My father died in 2005. It is a painful, transformative experience. Before he passed away, I told him that when he makes it to the other side, please try to send a message back. But of course, don't put yourself in any danger in the trying... I wouldn't want him to get stuck here as a ghost, wandering around between worlds.

After several years, I hadn't seen or heard anything. I shared this with my friend Renato, the best friend I made from the Ron Paul experience. I told him I hadn't heard back and he said, "You're not looking hard enough."

So I changed the frequency and started looking for more subtle signs. And then I realized he was everywhere. Every once in a while he pops up in the strangest of places, just to say hi. He was always a jokester like that. I still feel enveloped by his love.

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Thank you for sharing. I love this movie too. I have wanted to share this clip for a long time.

It is easier, as I decompress and get ready to leave for vacation, to see the bigger picture. My wish is that I can hold this vision, and this higher vibration when I return.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Dads: You don't really appreciate them until they are gone.

My condolences. I was a grown woman with two teenage kids when my father suddenly died. My "inner child" still feels lost, 20 years later.
Now my children are adults, and they are pretty much awful to my husband, and he is such a kind, loving, gentle soul... I cannot make them understand that these petty games they play will hurt THEM one day. My daughter especially, she is just not a nice person, and if life ever causes her to think about how she treated her parents... I feel sorry for her, almost hope she can keep her head up her ass.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

So sorry...

..awl, to hear of the loss of your dad. Thinking of you and him in my prayers tonight. Beautiful words of remembrance...

It is enough

You rose to the occasion. You did what you could. No one can say you didnt care. No one could ask anything more of you. Whether this is just a vacation, soon to be the end or come what may, you have our thanks. You gave birth to this community, watched it grow and raised it right. It can now walk and think on its own 2 feet. Perhaps its time for us to leave home and go out into the real world and spread the word like you helped and allowed us to do. I hope the site sticks around in some form or another but if not, we'll manage and figure something out. You let us know we exist. We'll find each other again. This isnt quits for me, you or I doubt anyone here, the fight for liberty will continue, but you're right, during the tough, exciting, uncertain and joyful times that lie ahead all we really can do is enjoy it. Why do anything else? This site has certainly helped me realize that. Thanks and good luck with all!

Now quit monkeying around with the dang site and go enjoy yourself Michael!
(Cruise tip: Trouble deciding what to eat at dinner? There's no rule that says you cant choose more than 1 entree or dessert. Enjoy! :D )

Happy Birthday!

in joy

remembered as one who lived so hard

he lived all the life out of life itself, and shared his scraps while they were still on his plate.

Who had nothing to damn until he learned about fate.

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg