Yesterday I went to the movies, which is something I haven't done in a L-O-N-G time! Did you know that weekend matinee prices are now only good for the FIRST movie of the day???
I saw "The Secret Life of Bees", and it touched me on SO many levels. All I can say about the critics is BALDERDASH! Am I the only one whose favorite movies are usually panned by the critics? Then, the movies that win the awards often just leave me shaking my head.
Watching the horrendous treatment of African-Americans less than 50 years ago made my heart ache. No matter your political views, don't you think that it is just wonderful progress that a man who is NOT WHITE is this close to being elected President of the United States of America?
May was a sweet character in the movie.......... who carried with her a terrible sadness, and took that sadness to God by writing it down on a slip of paper, and putting that paper between the stones in a rock wall that she had built. She chose feeling the sadness, then letting it go, instead of choosing to be numb. What an inspiration!
As those of you who have read my blog know, my mother died when I was very young. In the movie, Lilly's mother also died when Lilly was young. She, too, grew up knowing almost nothing about her mother. Near the end of the movie, Lilly was given the gift of the sure knowledge that she had been loved by her mother. I sat there and quietly cried for so much of the movie.
I'm so grateful that I attended the movie with a dear friend, and with my grown daughter (who also loved the book AND the movie!). I was able (for once) to let my emotions out, and allow others to just be there with me.
You just never know when God is going to hand you the gift of a little bit of healing.