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Archives for February 28, 2010
Last night, YaYa crawled into bed beside me. My computer was busy downloading The Time Traveler’s Wife as I tidied up a few entries. YaYa asked me to read my post from March 21st, 2007. There are two: one before death, and one after. After I finished, he asked me to read the post from March 21st, 2008. And then…he asked me to describe the final minutes of his dad’s life.
As you might imagine, there was a bit of discussion that followed. Time and tears got the best of us and I did not watch the movie last night.
I began watching the movie today. Yes, on this gorgeous day, I watched segments of the movie between breakfast and church, shopping and laundry. I must say, I’ve there has been a lot of tears shed in the process. Like many of the movies I see, I bring a different perspective to the experience. For the 3rd time today, I stop the movie and let my mind process the thoughts it has provoked.
Think about what it would be like to know your future: to know that someone you love more than anything in the world was going to die, or to know that you were going to die. Can you imagine? [Read more…]