My Dog Skip (2000)
Narrator: In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded.
Narrator: Why in childhood and youth do we wish time to pass so quickly--we want to grow up so fast--yet as adults we wish just the opposite?
[Referring to the leg Jack lost in combat.] Willie Morris: Does it ever itch or hurt, like it's still there? Jack Morris: Yes, it hurts. Willie Morris: But they gave you a medal for it, didn't they? Jack Morris: I'd rather have the leg.