I love the movie "L.A. Story", a movie that was written (and starred in) by Steve Martin. It's great script, a perfect combination of his love of the oddities of Los Angeles (of which there are many I've been lucky enough to experience), and his love of Shakespeare woven in throughout the entire movie. I try to watch it at least once a year, and I keep finding new jokes I've missed, references to Shakespeare that I didn't catch before, and the honest love for a city with so many faults, an understanding of those faults, and how they make it such a unique place. He thinks of the city almost like it's a human, which he loves, faults, warts, oddities and all.
There's a quote I love from this screenplay (one among many), where he says:
I've been walking around since coming home from Ajijic saying this quote over and over to myself, this wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, and yet again, wonderful life that I've gotten to put back into my body, into my heart. It's been thrilling to see consistent improvement, and to watch my family processing everything as they see how much better I am doing. They have been troopers, holding it together for me for 2 years, constant sources of strength and stability. But I know how scared they all were, and the emotional release for them has been intense. Rightfully so. I am so grateful to be able to say "I am strong enough and can hold this with you now. It's ok to cry with relief, I can handle your feelings!" when I could not before.
We all have so much to look forward to together.
I googled the quote to share here, and guess what I found out...it's from Shakespeare.
“O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! And yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all hooping.”― William Shakespeare, As You Like It
And yet again, wonderful.