what if it is?

i’ve been a devoted follower of the ‘six feet under‘ series since it’s beginning in 2001.  oh, the fishers.  i journeyed with them through five seasons of loves and losses and betrayals and awakenings.  i don’t think there’s ever been such an authentic take on life, in all it’s beautiful and vexing forms.

there’s one scene, in particular, that i cannot seem to shake.  it rings eerily true to a conversation i had just last night, in fact.  it’s dark, and profound, and yet, oh, so simple — a little gem of wisdom, with love from the fishers.  and me.

nathaniel fisher, sr: you hang on to your pain like it means something, like it’s worth something. well let me tell you, it’s not worth shit. let it go. infinite possibilities and all you can do is whine.

david fisher: well, what am i supposed to do?

nathaniel fisher, sr: what do you think? you can do anything, you lucky bastard, you’re alive. what’s a little pain compared to that?

david fisher: it can’t be so simple.

nathaniel fisher, sr: what if it is?

thirty [thirty-one days of december]


2 Comments

…sticks with me as well.

Posted by john waire on 9 January 2013 @ 9am

Thank you for the powerful reminder.

Posted by Eric on 10 January 2013 @ 8am

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