Friday, September 21, 2007

From John Cusack to Epictetus & back again






For this 21 Challenge entry, I finally used the quote Rhonna had up on her site because 1)it's a good one and 2)it's from Epictetus. My odd intro to Epictetus was not though a philosophy class in college, but through a little chick flick called "Serendipity". Jeremy Piven as John Cusack's most perfect brother from another mother role quotes Epictetus "If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid". How apt for so many times in life! How often have we set out upon a new journey, path, job or hobby only to be thought foolish or stupid? If that is the case, then I'm quite happy to play the fool during this 21 day challenge.



And while I'm aware that the road to enlightenment usually doesn't begin with a John Cusack movie, admit it, many of us (esp 80's girls) would pretty much watch whatever the man appears in. He's the quintessential nice guy. Not the hunkiest guy or the smartest. But the one who wins our heart through his angst and earnestness. To this day, if I'm channel surfing, I will drop all commitments to watch "Say Anything". Lloyd Dobbler holding up that boom box with "In Your Eyes" playing makes my heart melt every single time. I still give a little shout of joy during the couple of scenes he's in "Sixteen Candles". That's how big of a geek fan I am.

8 comments:

Patricia said...

Love your blog and especially the bit about John Cusak. Yes, those are still my favorite movies from the 80's.
Your journal looks fabulous. Next time I'll get a bigger one, but just didn't want to have to think and just do it. Your work is very inspiring...love looking at it!!

katemacaroni said...

i LOVE serendipity :)

Anonymous said...

HELLOOOOOOOOOOO...of course the road to enlightment begins with John Cusak...Duh!!! I believe that you can also get there via Fast Times At Ridgemont High....or any John Hughes 80's movie ;-)
Cris Zocchi

Amy McCarty said...

Oh my gosh- I watched Sixteen Candles today! Love John Cusak in just about any movie he's made. Wouldn't you love to attend a Thanksgiving at the Cusak home? Any family that produced John and Joan has to be a blast.

Renee said...

Beautiful Journal! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't drop everything to melt over the boom-box scene? :) I can definitely relate.

Beautiful Journal - it looks awesome!

Kelly

Christi Snow said...

Love starting the day with a few nice John Cusack thoughts! Loving your journal! smiles...

Anonymous said...

Hi. Just wanted you to know that I too am obsessed with John Cusack. I borrowed your lines about him being the quintessential nice guy, and put it on my myspace page. Scrapbook_diva, if you'd like to check it out. I gave you credit, but it was too good to not put under his picture. Thanks again!