The first scene is one that hits me the hardest. It's where a still relatively young (although he doesn't look it) Benjamin takes his ailing father to see one final sunrise on Lake Ponchartrain. It's in this scene that Benjamin evokes the words of the colorful Captain Mike, who he spent time with at sea during World War II.
"You can be mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear, curse the fates. But when it comes to the end, you have to let go."
The second scene pretty much speaks for itself. In the letter Benjamin leaves for his daughter, he writes some of the best advice any of us could ever hope to receive...and these are words we should all try to live by.
As we enter this holiday season and approach a new year...here's to all of us seeing things that startle us, and feeling things we've never felt before. And always remembering, it's never too late. Happy Friday, everyone!