“If your house was on fire and you only had 60 seconds, what would you grab?”

The question from an Irish Movie “Leap Year” is when Declan (the ‘HERO’) asks Anna (the ‘HEROINE’) if her house was burning and she had 60 seconds, what would she grab.  Interestingly, we don’t ever know Anna’s answer to that question.  However, her search for an answer changes how she has evaluated the men in her life.  She watches as her fiancé, Jeremy, scrambles to grab electronics – cell phone, iPod, computer, camera, etc. – thinking there is a possible fire in the building. Certainly, we understand to a point – it’s hard to replace a phone or computer – all the work and files and contacts, etc. But it was all centered around possessions and work and accomplishments. This is starkly contrasted with Declan who said he would grab a ring, significant in that it was a family heirloom and had belonged to his mother. Declan was sentimental and put little stock in name brands and titles.  Anna had to choose: did she want to spend her life with a man who would be married to his job and possessions, or to a man who would be married to her and his family? One guy might make better money, but the other was nearly guaranteed to take better care of her. One would know her taste in shoes, the other would know her heart.
So, make up your heart and let me know…
“If your house was on fire and you only had 60 seconds, what would you grab?”
P.S : Let’s make this blog-post an interactive one.. please do drop your answers/comments..
P.P.S : I know what I would grab.. Hope you do too 🙂
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