Love is in the air

A Fault In Our Stars

The nose hose makes its first appearance as a must-have accessory in a romantic teen movie, as The Fault  in Our Stars storms the box office and boosts sales of Kleenex.

When Hazel met Gus neither was destined to live very long.

“The fault is not in our stars, Dear Brutus. It’s in ourselves”,  is the actual quote from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, that gives this weepy film its title.

These cancer-stricken kids are faulty and they call it like it is. Hazel  sees herself as a grenade, someone about to go off and obliterate her loved ones with her premature death.

The relationship with Gus is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is a portable  oxygen tank, and she carries the film on her back.

People like us  can hide away, or we can dare to live and love and risk blowing everything sky high.

As Hazel says:


12 thoughts on “Love is in the air

  1. I love your optimism, Barb. By choosing this movie to share with us, you’ve given us another example of how important it is to seize the day and find joy in life. All of your blog’s suggestions – exercising, singing, appreciating the little things – are pertinent to all of us, not just those who have COPD. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Yes, seize the day – I’m going to read some Shakespeare. My favourite quote also comes from Julius Caesar.
      There is a tide in the affairs of men.
      Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
      Omitted, all the voyage of their life
      Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
      On such a full sea are we now afloat,
      And we must take the current when it serves,
      Or lose our ventures.


  2. Barbara, Hazel’s attitude is something that we should all try on for size. I am pretty sure it is a one-size fits all kinda thing. I have seen the trailors, and I saw the guy who plays Gus on the tonight show. While I most likely won’t go to the theater to see it, when it comes on on pay-for-view, I am sure I will sit down and watch and have a good cry.

    My portable goes with me everywhere, it seems if I try to go more than a minute or two without the supplement I really begin to notice. But I am still a good kisser. LOL Nose hose and all.

    Take care, Bill

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  3. My grandmother would say, as she rocked out some tune on our parlor pump organ…it may be wheezy but it still works just fine, just like your grandfather! We really do need to seize the is what we have and too soon becomes ago…

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