get busy living or get busy dying...
...it comes down to a simple choice.
ahhh, the shawshank redemption. love that movie. solid all the way around. one of those movies that when it comes on tv, no matter how many times you've seen it before, you sit there and watch. well, at least i do.
visiting charlottesville i came across this scene during a break in the festivities and that quote just popped into my head. i watched these two men, one playing violin, one sitting, under two sides of a marquee in the pedestrian mall. i didn't ask for their stories, but they were both asking for the same thing from us; money.
the juxtaposition was both funny and sad.
the only truth to this scene is that for personal reasons a choice was made. the outcome of which now left mainly to our assumptions.