“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me …

“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me
but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world.
Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much,
my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst…

and then I remember to relax,
and stop trying to hold on to it,
and then it flows through me like rain
and I can’t feel anything but gratitude
for every single moment
of my stupid little life…

You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure.
But don’t worry.

You will someday.”

from American Beauty

2 thoughts on ““I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me …

  1. I watched this the other day for only the second time. I saw so much more that time around and remember thinking how poetic his words were at the end…I love that you captured them here. Makes me think that the book is probably even better than the movie.

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    1. I’m wondering if there is a book. I think it was written as a screenplay by the insanely talented Allen Ball? I’m going to check though.

      The dancing bag scene may be my favorite.

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