Friday, August 10, 2007

Grapes of Wrath

"I hear a business man talkin' about service, I wonder who's gettin' screwed. Fella in business got to lie an' cheat, but he calls it somepin else. That's what's important. You go steal that tire and you're a thief, but he tried to steal your four dollars for a busted tire. They call that sound business." Al: "Ain't you thinkin' what's it gonna be like when we get there? Ain't you scared it won't be nice like we thought?" Ma: "No, I ain't. You can't do that. I can't do that. It's too much- livin' too many lives. Up ahead they's a thousan' lives we might live, but when it comes, it'll on'y be one. If I go ahead on all of 'em, it's too much. You got to live ahead 'cause you're so young, but- it's just the road goin' by for me. "

3 comments:

Paul Artson said...

Great and Great.

Kent said...

I loved the video clip. I'm sure I must have seen Grapes of Wrath, but it was all new to me as I listened to Woody Guthrie sing a summary. Then I got curious about Woody and read a short bio on him. So your post has stimulated the most interesting half hour of my 57th birthday. And it truly sobered me to think that Woody die at 55 after a long struggle with a degenerative nerve disease. It makes me wonder what God would like me to do with these "extra" years. Thanks for the birthday present!

Janna said...

hey you
you must be super busy with all the family around...and the sweetness of the summer downtown Halifax...but write me something, will you!? are you going to my parents tonight with your folks?!? you should dude.... :) they want you there (I was talking to my parents on Sunday...the celebrated their anniversary yesterday - 32 years!!) anyways...take Katie and Paul with you. :)