Work (7)

Yesterday, I finally got around to watching a movie I’d checked out from the library more than a month ago:  “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” with Dustin Hoffman.

About 1/3 through, I spied this image of Jason Bateman, who at this point doesn’t “get” what’s going on in the magical toy store.  He’s responding from his desk — through a glass barrier that has the literary effect of separating a state of “aliveness” inside the store on one hand from solitary death in a pile of paperwork on the other — to a hopeful 9-year-old who wants to be his friend and play checkers.  Since this resonated with me, I couldn’t resist saving it for posterity:


My summer is feeling too much like the world of Bateman’s character, dubbed “Mutant.”

[For prior postings on work–seen from a more thoughtful and/or Christian perspective than in this post! — check here and here and here, and then work backward.]


2 thoughts on “Work (7)

  1. Sarah 07/05/2011 / 1:47 am

    I happen to love this movie! (so much for intellectual commentary… 🙂


    • Brian Casey 07/05/2011 / 7:02 pm

      Who needs intellect with a picture like that?


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