Posted by on Thursday 7 October 2010

Watching 'Bucket List' on No D Day

Well known diabetic ninja George Simmons (@ninjabetic) has declared today No D Day. Not that we get a day off from 'it' but an encouragement for blogs like ours to write about something else for a change. Something unrelated to the condition we wrestle with every day. In fact I didn't think I'd get round to posting anything today. But here we are.

I love watching films.

Right now, I find myself sitting tapping away while half-watching the film 'Bucket List' quite by chance. Something I recorded a while ago and hadn't got round to. I didn't choose it with any real thought, but somehow there's something very fitting about it given today's theme.

For those that don't know, it's a film that stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as cancer patients thrown together and both given very little time to live. They embark on an adventure, attempting to tick off a 'to do' list before they die. So far it's about as silly as you'd expect from that summary (they are currently watching the sun set over majestic pyramids). There is though, something quite No D Day about the 'sieze the day' and 'you only have one life, make it count' themes they are subtly weaving in (with a trowel).

It's all too easy to get swept along in the chaos of daily life and miss the little moments of beauty. It's all too easy to feel squashed under the everyday and to forget to make space for the extraordinary.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while...

Oh no hang on, that's another movie.


  1. AWESOME POST!! Who knew a No D-Day post would make me cry?

    thank you so much for this post.

  2. I totally agree with G! beautiful post.

  3. Thanks George :) Same time next year?

  4. I watched "The Bucket List" with a very old friend, who has multiple sclerosis, and lives in Canada, but was viting me (T1D among many other features, all of which are more important!) in UK. On the way back from cinema, we continued what we had been doing since we firt met over 20 years ago, planning the future - now we had a name for it "Bucket List"