I just finished watching the film Manhattan starring Woody Allen and Dianne Keaton; this is one of my favourite films of all time. The black and white, the music, the humour as only Woody Allen can deliver. There is a scene close to the end in which Isaac (Allen) is recording the things that make life worth living. He includes Marlon Brando, the second movement of the Jupiter Symphony by Mozart, the apples and pears painted by Cezanne, and other things.
Watching that scene got my brain thinking - what are the things that make my life worth living? Life, as we all know, is a perfect display of the good, the bad and definitely ugly, yet there are moments when it is not so bad and we as humans can actually smile.
So, here is my list of what makes my life worth living:
The film Yellow Submarine
Watching the leaves turn colour in Autumn
Playing with a kitten
Sharing a good laugh with people I care about
Listening to French music
Reading a good book
Making a new friend
Blue Train by John Coltrane
Autumn from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
Seeing my first book get published
Walking through the French Quarter
Standing on the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis
A good cup of green tea on a cold day
Telling someone that I love them
I would go on and on but I think you get the point. So, what makes your life worth living?