Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Everything is Nothing!

Ingmar Bergman (movie director, producer and writer) said "Everything in life is worth as much as a belch, the only difference being that a belch is more satisfying."
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One day several years ago, my granddaughter Tay (at the age of 3-ish) was very mad about something and screamed, "EVERYTHING IS NOTHING!"

That girl just may grow up to make great movies full of bleakness and despair...



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88 comments:

Pam said...

Another 'Sara Bernhardt' is born.. watch out Hollywood here she comes.
I love the dramatic look, Pat.

be well and happy,
Pam

Budd said...

zen and the art of being three.

Morongobill said...

At 3 years old, she sounds like a philosopher in the making.

A wonderful post, thanks for sharing.

Bossy Betty said...

Oh that face and stance says it all! Such a cutie!!!

becca said...

she is adorable and from the sounds she is very smart and will do great things

Brian said...

She is so cute! But she does look a wee bit frustrated!

Cheeseboy said...

Everything is nothing. A three year old just blew my mind.

Baby Sister said...

I love that quote and I love that picture!! Kids are the best.

mshatch said...

wow, outa the mouths of babes. are you sure she was only 3?

Stickup Artist said...

Great shot of your granddaughter. Love the shades. I'm sure she will treasure it when she gets older. I think that all great artists have the soul of their inner child intact and close to the surface. Which can cause a lot of personal grief but also amazing insights. You go girl...

Brenda's Arizona said...

Oh no!!!!
Copyright her quote... I can see it taking her places!

TS Hendrik said...

3 is seem a little young to be having such an existential crisis. haha

Salt said...

She already looks like she'd own the red carpet. :)

Oilfield Trash said...

That face right there tells a huge story.

Nikki Rules said...

This is the granddaughter in question? In this picture? She looks like the type to think everything can be nothing. Actually that could be the title for online dating (exclusive to divorced people, of course).

Only kids can pull off angry to extreme cuteness.

ツ my cyber house rules

Katsidhe said...

She's only three and already wiser than most adults. She's a cutiepie, too.~

Pat Tillett said...

Pam - I think you are right! She's a few years older now, but still a character and a half...Thanks!

Budd - "snatch the pebble from my hand."

Morongo Bill - My pleasure! Thanks for commenting!

Bossy Betty - All attitude and much too wise for her years.

becca - You just may be right. thanks!

Brian - Yeah, and that wasn't the last time she looked that way!

Cheeseboy - Her statement blew all of our minds. She's made several since as well...

Baby Sister - I'm luke warm about kids in general, but I like this one a bit...LOL

mshatch - You are right! The brain to mouth filter has yet to be installed!

Stickup Artist - We still all laugh about. I think you are right about the "inner child." Sometimes they cause a lot of problems also. (like mine did)

Brenda - Oh yes! She's had several other great quotes. Many of the having to do with my age. Like "pappa, how old were you when the telephone was invented? About 50?"

Tim - Yep! She was having one that day for sure!

Salt - I belive she already things she does...

Pat Tillett said...

Oilfield Trash - It sure does! She is something to behold.

Nikki - Yes it is! You are right, teens can't get away with it, they just appear to be sullen...

Katsidhe - She sure is, just ask her! thanks!

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

You've got a new Bergman in your family Patrick:)
What a sweet picture:)
Have a nice day:)
Hugs.

Miss Becky said...

wow, how existential of her! I really like her style. if I had a daughter who had that attitude, I'd feel that I had done a great job. great photo.

m. said...

She's obviously someone we can all learn from. A wise one. Loving the look too!

Best,
M.

Pam Tucker said...

OH, that photo is priceless! And she is totally adorable and already wise beyond her years...

Marlene said...

Ha ha ha!! What a little diva! I LOVE that photo! She's ADORABLE!

tapirgal said...

LOL! Obviously on her way to being a director!

Hey, where was the other Beer Can House photo? I looked up "Things to do in Houston" before we left and found something. It was the first I'd heard about it.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

She's a rising star. Love the photo and quote. Maybe you could buy her rose colored sun-glasses, to switch up her perspective.(?)
xoRobyn

Talli Roland said...

From the mouth of babes!

What a profound thought.

Jhon Baker said...

may be a budding little Buddha in your midst... she is a cute little thing by the way - absolutely adorable.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how cute, Pat... Looks like you have a drama queen there...

Don't all of us feel that way sometime though... Sometimes it does feel as if everything is NOTHING... I guess we all have days like that!!!! ha ha

Cute post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jimmy said...

I love the picture, she will grow up and impress everyone I am sure.

Pat Tillett said...

Berit - I think we just might! You have a great day also!

Miss Becky - That's my girl! Yep, we are all pretty darn happy with her.

m. - Oh yeah! Full of attitude and cuteness

Pam - Thanks so much! She's a piece of work, that's for sure!

Marlene - She is a cutie! And she's very much like Ashley when she was little. Well, nobody is just like Ashley was...

tapirgal - I'll get back to you on that one!

Robyn - She sure is! I wouldn't change a thing about her. Well, maybe her stance on veggies...

Talli - Yup, that pretty much sums it up!

Jhon - I think so! She's my little buddy!

Betsy - She sure is! Sometimes I think she was right, Everything IS nothing!!! LOL...

Jimmy - Thanks Jimmy! She's really something...

M Pax said...

A profound sentence to tumble out of the young lady's mouth. And she's very adorable.

Ashley King said...

what makes this even funnier is that she was younger than 3. right around 2, maybe. MAN that was SO funny! she was SO upset!!! i don't remember what upset her so much, but i do remember that moment, and all of us laughing hysterically.

=)

p.s. excuse me!!! what the heck is that comment supposed to mean? "well, no one is like ashley was...."
pssssh!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Very cute tiny tot! AND very wise!!

John McElveen said...

How PROFOUND!!!! Even Wild Strawberries????

Big Smiles!!!!

J

Pat Tillett said...

M Pax - It sure was and she sure is!

Ashley - I'm sure we'll be talking it about for years to come. I mean in terms of "personality."

KaLynn - She is indeed both of those things!

John - At that moment, I think she mean everything, even wild strawbetties!

Chuck said...

Pat, she already looks like she has the acting bug...is there something in the water in California??

Alan said...

That's such a cute photo! I love the sunglasses!

DumbFunnery said...

haha I like the idea of a philosophical 3 year old

Blue Wave 707 said...

Neat shot! Though she doesn't look very happy ...

Pat Tillett said...

Chuck - Oh yeah! She's a bit of an actress already! drama...

Alan - Yep, pretty darn cute she is.

DF - Yeah, she's already too deep for me!

Blue Wave - Just displaying a little bit o' tude...

jcohen7523 said...

Haha, an indie chick at such a young age. She might out blog you. Though I doubt it.

Dawn said...

haha....does she take after her grandpa?;))))

Dawn said...

(I meant the awesome attitude by the way;)
Too sweet:))

Pat Tillett said...

Jesse - She just might! I love the fact that she reads like crazy!

Dawn - I believe she does get some of her sarcasim from. In fact, I'm sure she does! Thanks Dawn!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

she is adorable and very smart! :) best regards!

Leovi said...

Good old Ingmar Bergman was too dramatic, we will not embitter life. The photo is a whole new life ahead of you to rejoice in life.

Kal said...

That stance, those glasses and that phrase are all indicitive of DIVA behavior.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Haha, that is excellent. She has a creative career ahead for sure. :) Plus I love that photo. It says it all.

faye said...

A great shot... such personality
evident in the capture...

Gotta believe anything is possible...
but I add the caveat..maybe unlikely
in my case.......

Pearl said...

That child is adorable and will make one fine, angst-ridden teenager. :-)

I hope she enjoys the drama as much as I did!

Pearl

Jenny said...

Wow, that is deep. Did a tootsie pop cure it?

Pat Tillett said...

Costea - Thanks so much! Nice to see you posting again!

Leovi - You are right, he was MUCH too dramatic. So is my GD, sometimes...

Kal - First class DIVA material!

TVA - Thanks so much! She's a great kid.

faye - Thanks faye. She is bubbling over with personality!

Pearl - I've been to subjected to more than my share of tenage angst!

Jenny - Frozen yougurt is her antidote of choice! (or chocolate)

Chris Phillips said...

your granddaughter was very nietzschesque at 3ish.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

What a cute story and photo-

Tess Kincaid said...

Love it.

Pat Tillett said...

Chris - Yes she was! And even more so now!

Ren - Thanks Ren! She's a cutie...

Tess - Thanks Tess!

Kato said...

Hahaha! So cute!!

She sounds like me when I was little....uh oh!

altadenahiker said...

Persona.

Arlee Bird said...

An angry child can come up with rants and arguments that are difficult to dispute.

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

James said...

Ah she's cute, she has a tude and she's a philosopher. She's going to be famous for sure. :) I like the reflections in her shades!

Marguerite said...

Very profound for a 3 year old! She is adorable!

Pat Tillett said...

Kato - Well then, that's an indication that she'll grown up just fine!

altadenhiker - Oh yeah! Plenty of it...

Arleee - That is so true!

James - She's already famous around our house! I was thinking about posting this on Friday reflections instead. Maybe sometime in the future.

Marguerite - she sure is! Thanks Marguerite!

Anthony J Langford said...

Ah, we were only talking about this not long ago Pat, I think after my Bergman review.
I like the quote.
Cool shot too.

=]

Pat Tillett said...

Anthony - I was going to tell whole story in my comment there, but remembered I had a photo that matched it. So I posted it instead!

Penny said...

Hahaha..This is super cute!

Penny said...

Hahaha..This is super cute!

Japy said...

Great portrait. Greetings.

Reader Wil said...

It could have been one of my daughters at that age!

Pat Tillett said...

Penny - thanks so much Penny!

Japy - Thanks Japy!

Reader Wil - It could have any one of my four....

jeannette said...

The truth often comes out of the mouth of babes! She must take after her grandfather:):)

Pat Tillett said...

jeannette - Hmmm... I guess she just might have! I can be a little sarcastic!

Arjan said...

it should have a place on her wall.

Pat Tillett said...

Arjan - I'm not sure I want to remind her!

awarewriter said...

You nailed this one Pat. Granddaughters are great subjects -- we have six.

Gwen said...

The wee girl has a very good point. I wish that I had learned it a lot younger:)

Pat Tillett said...

awarewriter - Thanks so much! Six? wow! Only 3 here so far.

Gwen - I've sure felt that way at times in my life! Thanks!

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, the wisdom of a three year old. They do see the world so clearly.

She is adorable.

Pat Tillett said...

SQ - Little kids and old folks sum it up exactly how they feel it! Thanks!

Jerry said...

Kids talk spontaneously and say what is on their mind. They are a marvel.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Perhaps she will, but she is far cuter than Ingmar. That shot is a keeper.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Pat Tillett said...

Jerry - They sure do! You can't really get mad at them for it either!

D&R - Thanks so much! Oh yeah, she's a keeper alright!

Johnny Yen said...

Oh, the existential angst!

Kids are great for quotes, aren't they? My son, who has always loved math (and when he was little, the song "Frosty the Snowman") got mad at me for (deliberately and jokingly) butchering the lyrics to the song, and chided me "That's nothing! That's ZERO!"

Pat Tillett said...

Johnny Yen - They sure are! What a funny story! They sure let us know how they feel!

Icy BC said...

That's a wonderful line though! She looked mad..

Pat Tillett said...

Icy BC - She was pretty mad! We all remember what she said, but not why she said it!

Edie B. Kuhl said...

I think I am in love. I don't even like kids. But that one . . .

Pat Tillett said...

Edie B Kuhl - She's a piece of work alright...thanks!

Minoccio said...

Oh that is funny. Very deep for a three-year-old.