I feel gratitude. I love that movie. And I loved Maude in that movie. I loved Cat Stevens’ music.
When I think of Maude I smile: I see you like that. And we, your students, are like clueless Harolds. But eventually even Harold turned his life around. Such a great movie.
Maude is 79 in that movie from 1971… and Harold is in his very early 20’s. Maude is ready to die, Harold is not ready to live.
- Maude knows how to be happy, joyful: she lived full out, whatever the circumstances.
- Harold hasn’t lived at all. Unless you call seeking attention from his mother living.
And that is a 90% accurate assessment of our relationship. 90%.