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Movie Quote Monday – The Goonies

I have enough romance and imagination in me to almost believe that a wish could be attached to a coin. Enough so that it would be hard for me to put that coin into a soda machine, for example.

I could do it if I had  to…but that coin would haunt me.

Andy:  I always used to believe that when you threw your money in, it turned into your wish.
Goonies:  You take this one, and I’ll take two coins…
Stef:  Wait, wait, wait, wait – stop, stop – you can’t do this…

Goonies:  Why?
Stef:  Because, these are somebody else’s wishes…they’re somebody else’s dreams.

My logical mind understands that dreams and wishes can’t be attached to a particular coin, any more than throwing said coin into a fountain will bring those wishes true.  Making your dreams come true requires a bit more effort than that.  But still…

I can spare a quarter for romance and imagination…and a little bit of wishful thinking.

Every dream needs a place to start.

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. I think we all like to believe in magic.

    October 31, 2011
  2. I suppose if we were entirely rational creatures we wouldn’t be foolish enough to take on what seems impossible. Magical thinking counts for something! 🙂

    October 31, 2011
    • Good point! We wouldn’t have airplanes or rocket ships, movies or radio, light sabers or flying cars… I’m just magical thinking ahead.

      October 31, 2011
      • Speak for yourself. I already have a light saber AND a flying car.

        November 1, 2011
        • Oh, I’m jealous! I would settle for a light saber. Of course, I’d probably cut off an appendage within the first 5 minutes.

          November 1, 2011
  3. It’s much more exciting viewing life through a magical, romantic lens.

    November 1, 2011
    • That’s true. I can’t imagine not having a sense of wonder about life – or not having a sense of humor, adventure or romance. Every now and then I meet someone who is austere and humorless and I can’t help but wonder what it must be like in their head.

      November 1, 2011

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