Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Prayer for Today

At our great church, Judson Memorial Church, we had a guest speaker today named Esther Cohen who wore a big black hat, black and white Fifties cat-eye glasses and red lipstick. She read some prayers that she has written. Here is one:

It's never too late.
It's never too late.
It's never too late.
It's never too late.

After I went running today, that prayer reminded me of a video I watched recently of Jane Fonda giving a talk which came to my attention on a fellow blogger's site at The House of Beauty and Culture. I've always been a fan of Jane Fonda. She's extremely talented and intelligent, and I love her voice; she can break your heart with her voice. I wish she worked more as an actor. This is a great clip though it's long at an hour and a half, but I recommend it, particularly the first part up until she starts taking questions. One thing she talks about is watching her father Henry Fonda die, with regrets in his life. So she decides to identify what regret she would have, and work to minimize it during the third act of her life so that she would be able to die regret-free. It's a powerful idea.

Think about what you might regret and get to work on it now. It's never too late.


Madonna B said...

The "It"s Never Too Late" message
from 2 wise women!.... Very timely and powerful.

hello gorgeous said...

One of my favorite movies of all time is "Barefoot in the Park."

It makes me sick to hear ignorant people still calling her "Hanoi Jane."

I know this doesn't really relate to the message of your post, but I don't have time to listen just now. I'll definitely try to come back later. After I register for art school (never too late?). :-)