Last night, I watched the movie 21 Grams. I have seen this movie before, but as I was channel surfing last night, I saw it had just started, and decided to watch it again. Have you seen it?
Today I find myself in a cloudy state from how that movie made me feel. I had forgotten about how graphic and powerful the whole story was. I love how it jumps ahead in the story, and then falls back to catch the viewer up on the backstory. And I had forgotten about the woman whose children and husband had been killed, and the recovering addict who had killed them, and must now live with the events from that accident the rest of his life. Not to leave out Sean Penn, who receives the heart from the woman’s deceased husband, only to have his own body reject it. Bah! Powerful stuff there.
It is weird to think that somehow we can all be connected. That one event, can change so many lives, and connect people who would have never been otherwise connected at all. And in that one event, all of those who were affected, react to their own pain in different ways. I’m not sure if I have ever had a connection moment like that really. I suppose I can look back and say, well if I had never had the job I did in high school, then I never would have met my good friend, who later was the one to introduce me to my now husband…….something like that.
To even take it a step further and say, that maybe you have met a person that you swear you know. However, you cannot place where or when you met them, but there is some kind of chemistry that makes you instantly click. Like you have known each other forever, and there is a familiarity that cannot be described. Where does that come from? Maybe that is more like the movie, Hancock. 😉
Maybe I have too much time on my hands right now.
Needless to say, after I finished the movie last night, I went to each of my children’s rooms, and kissed them as they slept. Life is really precious, and can definitely change in an instant. I am certainly thankful for each breath I get to take.