Thursday, May 21, 2009
Last night Jack, Mom and I were lucky enough to see an advance screening of a movie called "Up." It is a Disney Pixar movie and it comes out in theaters tomorrow. Of course when I see any movie before it comes out in theaters I think back to how you got to see Harry Potter and the Pokemon movie because of the nice people at the studios.
Up has a truly wonderful love story at its center. It also deals with loss. It made me think about the people who I love and who I've lossed. Which is another way of saying it made me think of you. Even though I was smiling and laughing for most of the movie, there were a bunch of times where a few tears started rolling down my cheeks.
And I wasn't the only one.
Without naming names, the other two people with me were affected the same way. Again, without naming names, the person who I was with who isn't Mom, was really moved. I think since he doesn't talk about you to anyone (like I talk to Mom or friends), sometimes his emotions will just burst through. It doesn't happen very often, but I think something like a movie can make that happen. That's why we have art - to help you think and help you feel. Sometimes it helps you "access" feelings you can't normally reach.
I'm glad we saw this movie. I'm sorry we saw it without you.