Top tip for 2006
Back in the summer, I was asking a good friend for recommendations for films to watch. “Straight story” he said. But I couldn’t find it anywhere in Dorset Libraries or in any of the local DVD hire shops. It was made in 1999. Oh well, some you lose.
But by one of those nice coincidences, in the middle of the afternoon on New Year’s Eve I was flicking through the next week’s TV listings (having treated myself to a Saturday paper).There, in ten minutes time, highlighted as Film Choice, was Straight Story!
What a delight. John wandered by and was captured by it too.
So here is a quote from the main character in the film, to help me when life becomes a challenge and things get out of proportion.
“One of the few benefits of getting older is that you’ve learned the difference between the wheat and the chaff. And to let the small stuff go……..”