One of my favorite movies is called Stonehearst Asylum. (I may have shared this before, I can’t remember)  It is a movie based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe. I can’t help but laugh through it despite that fact I have seen it many times. There are some great lines throughout it…

Silas: And he believes he his a horse..

Edward: Aren’t you going to cure him?

Silas: Why would I do that?

Edward: bring him back to his senses.

Silas: And make a miserable man out of a perfectly happy horse?


And at the risk of spoiling the ending for any of you who decide to watch it I wanted to share this dialogue:

Nurse: If you will excuse me Doctor, no one is beyond cure. In fact I believe he has found his..

Doctor: What precisely might that be?

Nurse: Not what. Who.

I truly believe in doctors and medication and all the good they can do for you. But I also believe that the who in your life can make all the difference in the world.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, it is definitely worth a watch.




6 thoughts on “Who

  1. I truly enjoyed that film and the last line was my favorite, the one you speak to …the people who are in your life absolutely can make the difference. Talk to anyone struggling with their mental illness and I’ll bet you the common denominator for all would be they’re missing someone important…someone they love that deserted them or gave up. At least that’s true to all the people I have spoken to..even before I was diagnosed I would talk to homeless people and try to do the best thing for them….listen. They all spoke of what I just said.

    I didn’t know the film was based off of a short story by Poe. Learned something today and its only 4pm. Thanks for that…

    1. Yes, very true, Mr. Architect… Some people can do much damage, where as others can do so much good… I think one of the hardest things to do is to trust in those who can do good, after being hurt by others. It is definitely a leap of faith that’s for sure.

      Oh and sure thing… anything I can do to further ones education. And just your luck, I’m always good for a FF. So if you feel like learning something new another day, I’m your girl 😉

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