Dear Mr. Affleck,

  So I weeped a bit last night.
I watched the Oscars and the acceptance speeches always do this to me.
I'm a sap...
Actually, no I'm not a sap - that sounds like I'm weak.
I just have a lot of emotion.
I cry.
I laugh.
I'm full.
So when Ben Affleck was accepting the award for Best Picture with his co-producers,
I teared up.

This part was what really got me:
" have to work harder than you think you possibly can. You can't hold grudges. It's hard but you can't hold grudges. And it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life because that's going to happen. All that matters is you gotta get up..."

Holding Grudges.
Getting Back Up.

He hit right on the nail.
Good job, Mr. Affleck.
Yes, I remember when he won the award for Best Screenplay with Matt Damon for
Good Will Hunting.
That was a very different Affleck.
I am enjoyng the humble Ben now.
The one that's keeping it real.
The one who grew up.

The one who loves his wife and acknowledges it.
"I want to thank my wife who I don't usually associate with Iran. I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good. It is work but it's the best kind of work and there's no one I'd rather work."

So, yes I just wrote a blog post about an acceptance speech by Ben Affleck.
And, that's okay.
I liked the message behind it.
It worked for me.

...and I didn't want to write about Jennifer Lawrence tripping and getting a standing ovation.
Cute...but not blog post worthy.


  1. OMG. I have a seriously love for Mr. Ben Affleck, and after last night, I want to have his babies. I get that he's happily married, but seriously? SWOON! He is amazing, and Argo deserved every ounce of award season it got. I love Humble Ben and I love that he lost all sense of composure when talking about his wife and kids. His speech will be quoted for years to come... Because all that matters is that you gotta get back up...
    PS: I've also got a serious girl crush on J-Law, but only because I think we'd be great friends in real life!!

  2. I was actually super surprised at his speech. I didn't realize how grown up he was! :)

  3. I love Ben! Such great advice for movie making and life :)

  4. i missed all the good awards! i had to work so i taped it but didn't extend the time. i saw everything but the big ones. boooooooooooooooooooooo.


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