Wednesday, April 05, 2006

World's Fastest Indian

I saw the World's Fastest Indian tonight starring Anthony Hopkins. What a nice little film. It's a true story based on the life of Burt Munroe who broke a couple of speed records at Bonneville. Just a guy tinkering away for years. He has a dream to get to Utah from New Zealand and he's willing to do whatever it takes to get there. His neighbors think he's a crack pot who doesn't have a prayer in the world, besides, he'll be dead soon. He doesn't care he just keeps working on making his motorcycle the fastest he can possibly make it.
Also, for an old guy, he gets laid a lot. Yeah , it's old ladies, but well, I guess, I never thought about a guy that old getting around. I figure he'd just select a trophy wife and be happy with that. Burt Munroe isn't , he just keeps focused on the task at hand and doesn't allow himself to get discouraged. There's a quote he makes and attributes it to Roosevelt and I can't remember it , so , I'm going to have to paraphrase. It goes something like -It's easy to criticize or ridicule some one who is doing something difficult , but there is only one man in the arena and he's the only one who knows what it took to get there. He's the one fighting. He's the only one doing it. Every one else is just an observer. Uh, you get the picture. It boils down to , you don't know how much time you have left on this earth , why spend it worrying about stuff that doesn't interest you. Driving 200 miles an hour for five minutes can be more exciting than living a long life prudently and cautiously. .. . But paying the phone bill can be quite a chore .


Blogger acaguilera said...

"Paying The Phone Bill Can Be Quite A Chore". I think you have just found the title for your autobiography.

Thursday, April 06, 2006 6:41:00 AM  

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