“Hän laukesi ja kuoli sitten, aivan kuten suunnitteli” – Matthew McConaughey paljasti intiimin muiston isästään

20.10.2020 12:34 Muropaketin toimitus

Nyky-Hollywoodin arvostetuimpiin näyttelijöihin lukeutuva Matthew McConaughey on jakanut tuoreessa kirjassaan hyvinkin intiimin muiston ”siviilielämästään”.

True Detectivestä ja Interstellarista tutun Matthew McConaugheyn mukaan hänen isänsä kertoi vielä eläessään usein aikovansa kuolla rakastelun aikana.

Ja kuinka sitten kävikään?

”Sain puhelun äidiltäni. ’Isäsi on kuollut’. Polveni pettivät altani. En voinut uskoa sitä. Minun isäni on kuollut. Eihän häntä voinut mikään tai kukaan tappaa. Paitsi äitini. Isäni kertoi aina kuolevansa rakastellessaan äitini kanssa. Ja niin siinä sitten kävi. Hän sai sydänkohtauksen hekuman huipulla”.

Oheinen katkelma on Matthew McConaugheyn uudesta Greenlights-kirjasta (Peoplen mukaan), joka ilmestyy tänään.

Teoksen kuvaus kuuluu seuraavasti:

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
It’s a love letter. To life.
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
Good luck.