Nope. Not the god of sleep.
Daily prompt – more entries.
Missive : Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!
“What happened, happened, and could not have happened any other way.” Morpheus in The Matrix.
Often I use this quote. Don’t know in which of the movies he actually speaks those lines, Morpheus had many memorable quotes in those movies, but this one has always rung true for me.
Of course, it’s only in hind sight that all becomes clear and you realise that yes. It has happened, and if it had happened any other way, things would not be as it is now.
Not always a good thing of course, because sometimes things suck, but even then, once you look back on it, you realise that it all formed part of a bigger picture.
I was thinking of The English tonight. Remember him? The Pom that scooted me because I was too right winged in my politics to suit his supposed liberal thinking? Well, I was thinking about him in the context of one of the mauls we went to have supper at once or twice. Think it was Hyde Park or some such. Very larney place. Rich folk go there, not poor working stiffs like me! And I was wondering how one makes the change from a working stiff, appreciating every bit of money you get, to somebody that can allow another person to cater to her every whim.
Not only that, but the fact that if you don’t hang out in such places, the people that do, tend to negate you out of hand. They seem to think that because you don’t move in exhalted circles and know famous people or drink wine and eat strange food, that you don’t know what’s potting.
And even in this my quote rings true. Because the English was a part of my life during the worst time. He broke it off before the bomb burst, but even then, he would not have been there for me. He would not have let me cry on his shoulder. And even if he did, I would in all likelihood have resented him for not helping me make a clear headed decision. Had he stayed a part of my life, I would have been reminded of the episode every time I saw his face.
So, in that case, what happened, happened, and could not have happened any other way. Not because I’m still alive, but because I clearly did not need such a reminder. And I clearly did not need such a man either.
And then I heard this song on Tuks FM – a student radio station that plays mostly off beat, and for the most part, very noisy tunes. Those songs by those very angry young men, and in this case, a very angry young woman. But I liked her voice, I liked the tune, and I liked the sentiments expressed therein.
Hope you can see why it kind of spoke to me – makes me realise I’m not the only woman having to deal with this stuff!!
And on that note, may your rest be blessed.