10/26/2005: "Harold and Maude"
Tonight I watched a movie that a couple of friends and I watched endlessly in college: Harold and Maude. I identify with both Harold's death obsession and Maude's thrill for life. I'm all about extremes...I suppose that's why I love/hate living in Alaska so much.
At the end of the movie (spoiler alert) when Harold drives his hearse over the cliff's edge there's a moment when you think he's finally killed himself, but then the camera pans up to the cliffs edge where he's standing in the wind, shirt loose, his banjo slung across his shoulder and it ends with him playing Cat Steven's If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out as he sort of skips out of frame.
It's such a perfect ending/beginning. I feel like it's time for me to drive my proverbial hearse over the cliff, if ya know what I mean!