Sep 19, 2010

Oh Captain, My Captain!

We never forget the teachers that truly help shape our minds.

Since the first time I've ever watched this inspiring movie, every time I see an old vintage photograph, I can't help but to think of the "carpe diem" scene in which professor John Keating (played by Robin Williams) reminds us of the brevity of life.

I *love* this movie with all my heart, and highly recommend it to anyone who has never watched it. I rent it every fall, as the beginning of the school year always reminds me of the boys of the Dead Poets Society.

"No matter what anyone tells you, words and ideas can change the world. . ."

*keep a box of tissues by you when you watch this film. It's quite moving.

Fond thoughts always of Mrs. Heron, Mr. Kotenko, Mr. Simon, Mrs. Smalley, Mrs. Thomas, Ms. Barrie, and Mr. Zimmerman: Teachers who have made an everlasting impact on the way I think. Teachers whom, through the passion of their craft, have opened my imagination to places I never knew existed. ♥


  1. I remember loving this movie when it came out. I'm afraid to watch it again because I'm afraid my bitter old cynical self would hate it!

    But I do agree: carpe diem!

  2. I've never seen the film as I have an aversion to all things Robin Williams, but you may really like History Boys (2006) if you haven't already seen it. It's not really an uplifting 'stand and deliver before dangerous minds' type of movie, but it does boast clever boys in suits.


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