This scene is EVERYTHING!
Anyone who knows me knows that this is one of my all-time favorites, but there is so much KNOWLEDGE in this scene.
When I start giving motivational speeches, I'm going to use this.
1. Initaive: Whoopi didn't say, "Oh, well, dumb girl with so much talent. Go ruin your own life by playing small. I have my own life to lead."
2. Love: Sometimes, you have to love people enough to put your pride and ego to the side (and help them to do the same) to help them let their light shine.
3. BOOKS! She came at a high schooler, someone who may have felt that they already do enough reading with MORE reading.
But, books let us gain more wisdom by peeking into the minds of others.
Good job, Whoopi.
4. The book was about a writer.
5. The Icecapades. They were my ish, too. I don't do sports of any kind, except I think they qualify.
6. Lauryn Hill. I don't need to say more than that.
7. The message: Life is but a dream.
We need to nurture and live our dreams because it nurtures our souls!
So many people walk around like zombies, checking things off of their to-do lists and wonder why they aren't happy.
Do what makes your heart sing.
P.S.- Oh. And 8. It will give me a chance to wrap my throat muscles around that note that kid in City High did! :)