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such small portions

In the Oscar-winning movie, Annie Hall, Woody Allen plays a character named Alvy Singer. True to Allen’s own personality, Singer has a slightly skewed view of life.

In one scene, he tells an old joke: “Two elderly women are at a Catskill restaurant. One of them says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is just terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah I know. And such small portions.’ Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life. Full of misery, loneliness and suffering and unhappiness – and it’s all over much too quickly.”

Life certainly has its difficulties. The question is, “How will you choose to see them?”