From the movie "American Beauty"
(Originally Interpreted by Kevin Spaceys)
I'd always heard your entire life flashes in front of
your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second
isn't a second at all; it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time.
For me, it was lying on my back at boy-scout camp, watching falling
stars... and yellow leaves from the maple trees that lined our
street... or my grandmother's hands and the way her skin seemed like
paper... and the first time I saw my cousin Tony's brand new FireBird...
and Janie... and Janie... and Caroline... I guess that I could be
pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it's hard to stay mad
when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm
seeing it all at once, and it's too much... my heart filled up like a
balloon that's about to burst... and then I remember to relax, and
stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain,
and I can't feel anything but gratitude, for every single moment of my
stupid little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure,
but don't worry. You will, someday.