Hardball is a 2001 American dramedy film
directed by Brian Robbins.
It stars Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane and D. B. Sweeney.
The screenplay by John Gatins is based on the book
Hardball: A Season in the Projects by Daniel Coyle
I was reminded of it
this past week with the shootings in Colorado
and even at one of my favorite eateries,
MY FRIENDS on W 117th and Detroit. . .
The movie literally is 20 years old
and most people probably wouldn’t even of thought Keanu Reeves
ever staring in this movie. . .
But those who saw
said it might’ve been his best role. . .
Why? Mostly because of the funeral clip that you just witnessed
after his young unsuspected star
was gunned down in crossfire. . .
And just what was so powerful about that clip. . . ?
Simply the power of a life,
a small wave
that became a tsunami
and literally caused a tidal wave
in all the other lives that small
havoced on the shores
and forever changed geographical landscapes. . .
Do you have that power in you?
Has the wave long lost its umph and its impact?
Check your pulse. . .
If you still have one
no matter how powerfully strong
or so seemingly significantly weak
it’s still tsunami causing. . .
You still have the power
to change the geographical landscapes
of every shore your wave hits. . .
Don’t waste a drop
. . .or a second
Make sure you live your Eulogy
before you become it. . .