This Forest Gump image is interesting because of the ambiguity. Forest Gump has a hold of time. As you know in the movie that feather floated in at the beginning and at the end, and we knew it was metaphorical to something, but we don’t know as the movie unfolds. Is the feather a metaphor or is the feather just a feather dropped by a passing bird, a feather signifying nothing but a feather? And so here is Forest also wondering what the heck this feather is doing here. To Forest, the feather is just a feather, something you see lying on the sidewalk.
In the context of the movie, however, the feather is a feather, but it is also more that a feather. The whole story of Forest is contained in that feather. What does it mean?
I think the feather infers the Zen Master or the Tao master who walks without leaving tracks or disturbing the water. Jesus walking on water was a metaphor of being light as a feather. It is non-action that is action. Gump does nothing, He falls into action; he is the accidental character, light as a feather because he creates no karma with his will power. Gump is the conditional man, perfectly in alignment with conditions. Gump is the world and the world is Gump.
Therefore, he is always at the right place accidentally because he is not trying to be at the right place. Now is always the right place. There is no other place to be than right now. So Gump accepts all things, loves all things because there is no gap between him and all things.