Movie Quote Monday – North To Alaska
I wish that I was as forgiving and accepting as Angel:
Sam: What I can’t stand is when people look down on others who aren’t doing them any harm.
Angel: Oh Sam, you cannot change the world. And it’s…it’s so nice here. And that’s enough.
North to Alaska is like the 1960 version of Pretty Woman, with Angel being the pretty woman. She knows a little something about prejudice and rejection, and in the scene before this, the “decent women” have refused to tolerate her presence at a company picnic. And still she’s able to let it go, to appreciate her surroundings and even go so far as to make excuses for their behavior.
I still hold grudges from as far back as high school. I have forgiven many things that I haven’t forgotten. But I’m working on that, on letting it go, on appreciating what I have, and believing that’s enough.