If you’re not already reading the sporadically-updated blog of A-list Hollywood screenwriter Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds, The Black Dahlia), you really should be. Even if you only have a passing interest in screenwriting, or even none at all, Friedman is consistently hilarious, entertaining and insightful. Like William Goldman, but angrier and way more funny. Anyway, here’s an excerpt from his latest post – a mediation on mortality, and the ways in which our words can help us live on:
"Our words will always outlive us, immortalizing us if not always powerful enough to make us immortal. Although if we choose our words well, there will always be a way back to life, a way to and fro
through time…If we choose our words well there need not always be a last. If we choose our words well there will always be a way to find us. I have chosen my words. They are:
There are motherf**king snakes on the motherf**king plane."