Divine Calm: I wanna believe like Crash Davis

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10.19.2005

I wanna believe like Crash Davis

One of the best movie lines, ever, has to be Kevin Costner's line in "Bull Durham." In defiance to Susan Sarandon's manipulating character, his character, Crash Davis, firmly asserts what he believes. For those of you who don't remember, here it is (for those purists who want to view this quote as is, please click here):

"Well, I believe in the soul, [some naughty words naming men's and women's parts], the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."
In total deference to this great movie, here is my own "Bull Durham" declaration, and yes, I know it won't be as good as the original.

I believe in obnoxious laughter, cleansing tears that leave swollen eyes, genuine people, and the absurdity of life. I believe that evil originates from insecurity (not from Eve), not everything happens for a reason, and letting anger go benefits you more than the offender. I believe you can make your own hell here on earth. I believe in babies' whispery breath, puppies' soft spotted bellies, and the tenderness of my lover's touch. I believe in singing on the top of my lungs, the chills down my spine when the band drum corp begins to play, investing energy and time with your family and friends, and I believe in all-nighter conversations that end with "Thank God I found you."