BALL Allan-2008Alan Ball (May 13, 1957 -)

I have always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn’t a second at all. It stretches on forever, like an ocean of time… I guess I could be pissed off about what happened to me, but is’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel I’m seeing it all at once and it is too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst, and then I remember to relax… and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude… for every single moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about I’m sure. But don’t worry. You will someday.

American Beauty (Film 1999) Alan Ball (Screenwriter) Sam Mendes (Director) Kevin Spacey (Actor)