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Teary-eyed parting


Goodbyes are seldom easy. And I’m a sucker for melancholy moments, sometimes even in joyous events that sneak up on me emotionally. Seeing the ending of The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption, both prison movies launched in the late 90’s, the first was sad, the second was redemptive, and I was buying stock in Kleenex during both. One of my favorites was the final scene in Terminator 2. Yes, I know, I’ve got it bad. There he was, Arnold Schwarzenegger returned not as a hunter-killer, but as the protector of young John Connor. His model, the T-800, learned much about humans in T2. The end brought about a molten metal climax in which Ah-nold had to sacrifice himself with the steel in the glowing crucible. “I know now why you cry,” he said in his Austrian brogue. “But it’s something I can never do. Goodbye.” As he lowered himself on a chain into the lava-like chamber, just before he disappeared completely, with only his hand visible, he flashed a thumbs up sign. And I was a basket-case. The ending of the current hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” is very inspirational. There are several applicable themes, mostly about a redeemed father and son relationship and the kindling of chasing dreams. Dennis Quaid played the dad, who had audiences swing from loathing him to wondering how he could come full circle to warming your heart. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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