“He was Magic. He was a big Love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.” ~ Tom Hanks
John Coffey: [pauses] I ain’t never seen me a flicker show.
Mike Duncan has passed away. Losing Neil Armstrong and Hal David was bad. The loss of Mike Duncan in additon has succeeded in fairly crushing me.
That’s all I’ve got to say… I’m at a real loss here…
John Coffey: …it was a kindness you done. I know you hurtin’ and worryin’, I can feel it on you, but you oughta quit on it now. Because I want it over and done. I do. I’m tired, boss. Tired of bein’ on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. Tired of not ever having me a buddy to be with, or tell me where we’s coming from or going to, or why. Mostly I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?
Paul Edgecomb: Yes, John. I think I can.
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I think I can understand, too, John…
I saw the bees…
Ad Astra, John Coffey
I ❤ You!
“I dreamed of you.
I dreamed you were wandering in the dark.
And so was I.
And we found each other.
We found each other in the dark.”