“So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons.
And maybe we’ll never know most of them.
But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from,
we can still choose where we go from there.
We can still do things.
And we can try to feel okay about them.”
~Stephen Chbosky~ The Perks of Being A Wallflower
The quotation came from the movie that my attention is currently on. The Perks of Being A Wall Flower. I find the quotation so significant and something that should be pondered upon especially by young people.
I find it funny that I got so hooked up with this movie after watching it to the point of looking for the copy of the book. Maybe because I found myself in the person of Charlie back in the days when I was his age on the movie. The love for books, for writing, the battle that he’s dealing within himself though mine was different. And for my being a wallflower some part of my young life.
The photograph is taken from my messy home desk. It is my stack of books that are on my reading queue. There’s more books stacked on the left side that are also on queue but are not in the photo. I already read Nick Joaquin’s “Cave and Shadows” and that one great book “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee back in college. But I have been wanting to read them again now that I am an adult that’s why they are included on my reading queue.
The book “To Kill A Mockingbird” is significantly mentioned on this movie. If you both read “To Kill A Mockingbird” and watched “The Perks of Being A Wall Flower” you will know the significance of both to each other. I highly recommend that you do both.
I wish I could make an elaborated post about my extra interest on this movie, on why I found myself in the person of the main character Charlie, on why I considered the movie as one real good movie and why “To Kill A Mockingbird” is one great book.
Maybe again along the blogging way I will.