hOw mUcH dOeS 21 gRaMs wEiGh wiTh yOu?
watch "21 grams". wow.
they say we all lose 21 grams at the exact moment of our death.. everyone.
the weight of a stack of nickels,
of a chocolate bar,
of a hummingbird.
when life is taken, how much is lost?
how much is gained?
how much does 21 grams weigh?
how much does your soul weigh?
i think with me.. 21 grams is equivalent to a whole lotta things that will negate each other so what's left for those who will survive me is really just 21 grams..?
its a whole lotta smiles but a whole lotta brattiness too, its the weight of a 10-year old kid hop-skipping around, but the weight of a 60-year old lola contemplating on a rocking chair, its a ton of optimism and daydreams but another ton of curiosity and disbelief.
the writer of the film said in an interview, "i think that the essence of humanity is contradiction." i think i pretty much fit that bill, being a walking irony myself. i wouldn't say that i epitomize the essence of humanity, in fact i am still on the search of what it is to be human, i would just say that i think (and i've been told) that mine is a young soul.. willing to take on the world for all its greatness and all its sh*ttyness, eager to absorb everything it can but remembering to filter out what it can't take, ready to take each moment as if it were new.