Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I know what she means.

Grandma: I'm a hundred and thirty-three years old.

Carter: That's impossible, Grandma--

Grandma: --and I've spent my life trying to figure something out. And you know what? It's not going well.

--In the Land of Women(2007)

5 comments:

Miriam S.Forster said...

Nice. :-) Yeah, I know what she means too. I have a grave suspicion that one sign of maturity is when you accept that there will always be things you can't figure out...

...not that you should stop trying, of course.

ChristaCarol said...

Interesting. Makes me intrigued to read it. :)

Justus M. Bowman said...

Ha ha. I hope to never get anywhere near 133 and feel the way she does.

I mean, who tries to figure something out for over a century and fails? Not many people, rest assured.

JES said...

I know what she means.

Oh dear. You do know, don't you, that this will play havoc with your reputation as someone who laughs in the face of befuddlement?

Or is this about Twitter again? In which case, yeah, I know what she means, too.

NoHoJax said...

I heart that.