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Saturday, March 08, 2008

When do we Children Grow up for Parents?

... never :)

In the context, below is a beautiful dialogue from "Finding Nemo" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266543). The scene is when Nemo's dad is swimming with the turtles in the East Australian ocean Current (EAC) to reach Sydney to search & rescue Nemo. The big turtle talks to Nemo's dad about their kiddo-turtles hatching out, growing up, being on their own and he 'letting them go' after that. Nemo's dad was very protective and over-caring about Nemo till he gets lost.

{Nemo's dad is respectfully called Jellyman by all turtles since he fights off jelly fishes, deep in the ocean, while searching for Nemo}

(DT = Daddy Turtle, ND =Nemo's Dad)
DT: (speaking to his son) Curl away my son. ( speaking to Nemo's Dad[ND] ) Its awesome, Jellyman.
The little dudes are just eggs.
We leave 'em on a beach to hatch...
and then, coo-coo-cachoo...
They find their way back to the big ol' blue (the ocean).
ND (surprised): All by themselves?
DT: Yeah.
ND: But Dude, how do you know when they're ready.
DT: Well, you (parents!) never really know. But when they know, you'll know, you know? Ha!

I totally love the spirit of the last sentence and his 'ha' expression for obvious reasons :)

Music: Ironically Mother by Floyd started playing
from a random playlist

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