Blog 1264 – 02.14.2019
If you were expecting a Valentines Day Blog, Surprise. But then who knows there maybe sweet candies hidden inside of this diatribe. Keep looking. Yesterday, I was in Walmart and picked up another copy of the DVD, The Accountant, with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. I do not really recall just how many copies I have bought of that wonderful film nor just how many times that I have watched it. I keep giving them away as I want others to see this wonderful if quite violent story.
It is riveting from the first scene of the Accountant’s revenge to the last wonderful song that plays as he rides off into the sunset, Trying To Leave Something Behind. I have written about it before and probably will again. Some stories and movies really touch you that way and you know you need to hear them, see them, and tell them over and over again.
Accountants are different, few as much so as Ben in the movie, but for all our differences in so many ways we are the same. There is in all of us, I think, a deep abiding desire to make connection. And as well as that a deep love of “art” though our tastes may differ a bit as we define it. Whether it is a lovely lady in a Renoir, incongruous puppies playing poker, or a priceless Pollock, beauty and art is in the eye of the beholder.
Some like The Accountant are more comfortable with numbers than words. Then some of us are baffled by numbers and take comfort in words. But most all of us are looking for that connection that makes our lives worth living. As Rhett said to the great love of his life, Scarlett, only half kidding, “Dare I name it? Can it be love?” It just adds up. Have a lovely Valentines Day, Dear Ones.
I would like to dedicate this blog to my second favorite Valentine, his mother, Linda, being my first, my son, Jonathan David James Wallace White, Jay The Accountant for short. And to a wonderful heaven and world full of sweet Valentines. I love each and every one of your sweet hearts.
Your friend, fellow traveler,
And Funny Valentine,
My Funny Valentine