Sunday, April 5

A Good Movie and Book

Dim lights from the t.v. flicker. Credits from the movie continue to roll while the dramatic notes of a piano lead us into a deeper trance. We sit motionless feeling all Seven Pounds. The actions of a wounded soul desperate to do good echos in the room.

The hands of the clock move. Wonder sits in the back of my mind. Two hours of one man's story strangles my emotional chords. His feelings, similar to mine, my husband walks over to gently kiss my forehead. He brushes my cheek with his soft fingers.

Maybe it's our ability to search within to feel, our desire to understand or skills to visualize realities of life, but together we praised some talents within Hollywood.

We turn the channel. Bright light now fills the room leaving behind a bit of the sadness. Watching The Simpsons in French lightens the mood.

A gray morning. The rain continues to fall as it has for days. Self inflicted sadness has once gain entered my world as I finish Marley and Me... I turn on all the lights in the house to brighten the dark day. If we take away the outside world there is no room for growth, but the next movie I see or book I read will make me laugh.

*Both movie and book are wonderful. Use caution when taking these two form of entertain on. Make sure to have Kleenex handy and a bright room to rebound. :D



*Check out the monogram bag that I have as a giveaway, under the "Giveaway" tab.*

14 comments:

Missy said...

I felt the exact same way about Marley & Me. UGH! I cried so much!

Juls said...

I'm about to watch 7 pounds.... I will let you know what I think... :)

Veggie Mom said...

We actually have both the flick and the movie on our agenda...my SIL and I are getting together for 7 pounds and I'm just starting Marley & Me.

Jen said...

oh so true. and i just finished marley and me not long ago- i bawled my eyes out...

Kelly said...

Marley and Me. The movie does not do the book justice. It was one of those that was so captivatingly funny and full of emotion that I would become totally absorbed in it. As I neared the end, I purposly read slower and with more caution, as I knew the inevitable was only pages away, and I was not ready for it. On a high note, my daughter was present for the teary aftermath and was so moved by my reaction, it compelled her to read the book herself. I bonded with Marley through text, and with my daughter by sharing the story. Life is good :)

Debbie said...

I haven't seen it yet. I am further behind on movies than I am the rest of my life!

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Hope you had a great weekend!

Bee and Rose said...

Your writing is just so incredibly beautiful, Ann...

I rented both of those movies to watch this week. I know tissues by the truckload will be in order...I'm in a sappy mood these days!

I spent the weekend watching Jane Austen ala films...one of my favorite things to do!

(my huge giveaway is up and ready for your viewing pleasure!)

thesixkents said...

Same two movies on our shelf right now! I can't watch 7lbs, though. I barely made it through Marley, and it was "only" a dog!

Jenny said...

Wow, you have a way with words. Thanks for the painting!

beth said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! you really do have a way with words.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I recently saw this movie too. I was so moved by it and completely captivated.

What's up with Will Smith and his make-me-sob-like-a-newborn movies???

Linda Hughes said...

Hi Ann. Thanks for visiting me! Wonderful blog you have here...enjoyed my visit very much!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I guess I'm just weird, but I didn't care for 7 pounds. I haven't wanted to watch Marley either - I had that dog - twice! I think it would be like one long flashback...

I see that you like Kiva - me too! Are you part of the Blogger team over there? I think we're like the #3 team on the site!