Sometimes watching a movie can make you really think. Seeing another life can bring your own clearly into view. A frightening clarity of vision that one doesn’t expect, nor, dare I say want.
A child going through life carrying the weight of the world and the unjustness of a lack of love.Something that should be a God given right for all. No matter what present joy, always a hankering back to the loss of the past.
A parent does not need to die to desert their child, they can merely hand it to another and continue on thier way, thinking they are giving a new life not stealing something so very vital away. Now common sense tells the adult that there must’ve been good reason for such an act. A reason of such dimension that it broke the natural bonds of motherhood.
But for the child that becomes an adult? No, they cannot see good reason, they forever see through the eyes of their childhood. Bewilderment and loss.
How to forgive the past and step forward unburdened and free.
I don’t think I have ever been touched so much by any film. This dodn’t so much touch my heart as wring it dry. It tapped me on the shoulder and spoke words I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to hear.
Sometimes the past is done and there is nobody in the here and now to give you the closure you so desire.
The girl in the movie got the words that her childhood self had so longed to hear.
How I wish I could too.
Watch this movie. Savour the story. Enjoy wonderful acting that will invite you into another world.
Maybe it will make you think too.