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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Letting Go....

One of my favorite movie quotes is from Forrest Gump.  It is not one of the popular ones, but I think it is a great one.  It comes from the scene when Jenny is in front of the old house that she grew up with so much abuse in. There she stands faced with all the resentment and suffering of that time in her life and, how it affected her whole adulthood.  She reaches down in agony, and picks up a rock that she just starts throwing.  One by one, she keeps pitching, getting more and more distraught, until she just can't see another rock to toss.   She just drops to the ground sobbing.  Then Forrest comes to her side in awe, and just simply consoles her with, "Sometimes, there's just not enough rocks."  I think it is a brilliant part of the movie.  In our lives sometimes we just have to stop throwing the rocks, let go, cry, and last but not least, FORGIVE.  Whether we have gone through something so destructive or not, I think we can all relate and learn from this one.  I know I can.




15 comments:

Ruth said...

yes i too can... i love the movie and have seen it several times... that absolutely is one of my favorite scenes. thanks for the reminder.
God Bless!
Ruth

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Ruth, hope you have an awesome Monday.
:-)

Susannah said...

I love this post - how true that is that "Sometimes, there's just not enough rocks."

Such good advice you gave too - "In our lives sometimes we just have to stop throwing the rocks, let go, cry, and last but not least, FORGIVE."

Yes, I second that!

Good to meet you Carrie and thanks very much for your comment on my blog. :-)

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Susannah, it is nice to meet you to. I just love your blog. Hope everyone has a great Monday. :-)

Mohamed Mughal said...

Agreed. There was fellow a few years back who went around telling folks to forgive those who trespass against us. I kinda liked that (and him) too :).

Laura said...

beautiful teaching...thank you. gentle steps.

Leslie said...

Such a great quote from that movie scene. To let go of the hurt and allow the broken places to heal. A mighty feat for someone broken through abuse, as that character was. Accomplished only through supernatural Grace, I believe.

Wandering On Purpose said...

Wow..so true.

Brian Miller said...

oh, very nice...like the movie, but i really like your point...yeah, sometimes we just need to put hte rocks down and let it go...i needed that today..thank you

alittlebitograce said...

i think i both need to watch the movie and reread this post from time to time. there aren't enough rocks. the path to forgiveness is rocky and steep, but oh so worth it.

Ruth said...

Wonderful words.Better to use those rocks to build something beautiful.

RuthV

emily wierenga said...

amen. it is so true. sometimes there aren't... and all the better if we realize this early on. how do you manage to pinpoint these truths so aptly? beautiful contribution to imperfect prose. thank you, dear carrie. xo

Amy in Peru said...

a very good word...

forgive.

yep, I keep coming back to that lesson :)

and I LOVE your blog name...

;)

amy in peru
apilgrimsproject.blogspot.com

Jadie said...

Carrie,
It is so true! There are not enough rocks in the world to combat suffering, but, as I have been learning, compassion wouldn't exist without suffering!

Thanks for sharing this reminder.

jadie

Jingle said...

super sense making.