“Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see that it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.”—Dean Koontz
Nico Tortorella reveals he almost wasn’t an actorNico Tortorella reveals he almost wasn’t an actor
Scream 4 actor Nico Tortorella has revealed how he got into acting at the age of 8 but almost did not take up acting at all. Nico admits that he got his first taste of acting when he was 8 and had to choose between continuing to act or continuing with playing Hockey.
Tortorella explained, “I’ve been acting since I was 8 - I used to play hockey and there was a kids’ theatre down the street from my house and one day I just walked in and signed up for auditions for The Wizard Of Oz. I went in, auditioned and got cast as a Munchkin.”
He then added, “From that point on I just had to decide if I wanted to carry on with hockey or stick with the acting. And I jumped right in to acting and have been there since.” Nico Tortorella can next be seen on the big screen when he appears alongside Willem Dafoe in Odd Thomas, which is released next year.