Being There

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Being There

 

Being There

 

 

 

I didn't think this day would come.  

Maybe it has happened to you.

The words flowed and it starts with "back in the day..."

The title of this post is based on a recent thought.  

"Being There' is a book(1970).   And it was also an Academy Award winning movie(1979).  The book was written by Jerzy Kozinski. 

I read the book many years ago and ran across the movie years after it was first released.  Yes, pondering led me to thinking of "Being There" back in the day and being there/being here today. 

 

Both the book and the concept of "being there" as "Being Here. Right Now". 

Be Present. 

Be Aware,

Be Mindful.

I know this is not unknown to many of us.

The book was a quick read as I recall.  I watched the movie with much anticipation even though it was years after its release and years after reading the book.  You may have guessed that I didn't really enjoy the movie--it was not bad but different than what I thought I would see.

 

"Being There".  My mind jumps again, 

Being Here.  Right Now.  Being Aware. Being Mindful.

In real estate.

And in real life too.

Yes, I was pondering.  Being There.  Yet Being Here.

 

"Being There"

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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“As Dr. Seuss said... "From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” Nice to see you here, there and everywhere Michael...




   

Dec 30, 2018 03:33 AM #16
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Michael Jacobs,

Thoughtful post as always and as you can see from all the comments everyone is glad to have you here...right..now...with us in the Rain...we've all missed the food for thought you give us as you ponder out loud. Its good to ponder...to be aware..to be mindful...to enjoy the here and now as no one promises us tomorrow..... so enjoy every moment while we can.

Dec 30, 2018 04:16 AM #17
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Michael.  I'm happy that you are here.  And, I'm also happy that I'm here.  I remember the movie better than the book, though I know I read it.

Dec 30, 2018 05:29 AM #18
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Brian England
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I trust that all of my friends and family would not hesitate to call upon me if they needed my help with something, I definitely enjoy being there for others!  Not sure if my statement even pertains to what you are trying to say, as I have not read the book, nor heard of the movie, haha.

Dec 30, 2018 05:44 AM #19
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Michael... I like being here and I like being there (back in the day). As long as you don't get lost in the past, nothing wrong with reflecting on it.

Dec 30, 2018 06:27 AM #20
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Michael Jacobs - I'm not familiar with "Being There," the movie or the book. I took the time to watch the trailer just now and thought it was very interesting. I'm going to try to find the book.

When I need a boost, I'm going TO BE and remember PAM and think of you:

Present

Aware

Mindful

Thank you for the pearls of wisdom today!

Dec 30, 2018 06:52 AM #21
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Joan Cox
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Michael, did not see the movie, or read the book, but always good to be in the present!   Happy Sunday to you! 

Dec 30, 2018 06:57 AM #22
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Michael, you give me a theme, thoughts for meditation today - Being There; Being Here...  Hmmmm ~

Dec 30, 2018 08:54 AM #23
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Will Hamm
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Hello Michael,  sounds like a interesting book.  Glad to see your blogs again.

 

Dec 30, 2018 10:51 AM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Debe Maxwell, CRS -- and luckily/fortunately -- the possibilites are here, over there and I believe everywhere.

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS -- yes, it's that perspective thing again - it's still there.

 

Dec 30, 2018 02:39 PM #25
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Michael Jacobs
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Endre Barath, Jr. -- thank you very much.

Barbara Todaro -- and thank you too.

Dec 30, 2018 02:41 PM #26
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Michael Jacobs
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 -- this was not intended to be a heavy post but it seems to be going in that in direction.  I will have to ponder more carefully before I post next(lol).  Anyway, a line from Dr Seuss is always appreciated.

 

Dec 30, 2018 02:51 PM #27
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Michael Jacobs
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - your thoughful words are most appreciated. No one can predict the future,

Gabe Sanders -- I kinda remember the movie thinking "hmmm maybe I should have written this screenplay".  Yeah, right.

 

Dec 30, 2018 02:57 PM #28
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Michael Jacobs
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Brian England -- it doesn't make a difference if you read the book or saw the movie.  Your comment is genuine.  That's important.  

Dec 30, 2018 02:59 PM #29
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Michael, I'm glad to have you here and I'm also glad to be here. I've been doing a lot of pondering for next year and being more present. Your post just made me think it's ironic I'm thinking about being more present in the future. I'm going to look into reading the book.

Dec 31, 2018 06:29 AM #30
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Michael, Happy New Year's Eve, and hope you have something fun planned for tonight! 

Dec 31, 2018 06:44 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs 

Wishing you the Best in 2019
Healthy & Happy New Year

Dec 31, 2018 12:57 PM #32
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Sharon Tara
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Great message here Michael. You have such a wonderful way of making us think...really think.

So glad to have you back!

Jan 01, 2019 08:27 AM #33
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Oh my goodness, Michael. 

I love your post!

Today is my discovery day. So many good things around. And you post one of them. 

Thank you. 

Jan 02, 2019 08:03 PM #34
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya -- I am glad you enjoyed the post--thank you for your comment.  Discovery is a good thing, participate often.  

Jan 02, 2019 08:29 PM #35
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