I had a post ready to hit publish. Great pictures of Micah, Amanda and Jack spending a beautiful day at the duck pond.
BUT this is FRESH and quite possibly the heaviest post I have ever posted. It won't be long and I might take it down later tonight, but my heart is beating faster than normal and my eyes are red from crying. This post may be for no one but me. I will post the cute pictures late tonight or tomorrow...There was no way I could think about posting them in this same post.
I don't often review movies and we are movie goers. But everyone has such different taste that I rarely think I see anything worth commenting on. I hope I don't lose readers after this post...
SO READ THIS LINE if nothing else. I am NOT saying SEE THIS MOVIE! If bad language is very offensive to you, stay far away from it. I knew the premise of the story but nothing more and had been intrigued from the Academy Awards and all the interviews with Gabourey Sidibe. I knew that Oprah and Tyler Perry had funded it. I like Oprah fine and I am a huge fan of Tyler Perry. Amanda called me this afternoon to see if I had watched it, as they had rented it last night. Her words were "Do you know the story? It is SO SAD"! I already had it on my DVR but had not watched it. I just spent the last 2 hours doing so. The language is horrible and the subject matter even worse, but the story is gut wrenching. I have this somewhat normal all American family, great kids, beautiful grandkids, a husband that loves me and FAMILY LIFE IS OUR LIFE. We are blessed. But that's not everyones STORY!
As the credits rolled my thoughts were on Precious. Is there a Precious on my street, five miles from me, or hundreds in my town that I walk by everyday? I don't think her story is confined to just a race or a socioeconomic group ..I think sometimes we think it is and we have a stereotype of who this happens to. I watch enough TV and read enough newspapers to know its not. This is a heavy story. But a story that I needed to see.
Maybe I should have watched it and just forgotten it, like
I have hundreds of other movies. After all it was just a movie. And yet tonight I find myself wondering how many "Precious"
I walk by each day and never know it. I do not want this to sound "holier than thou" or "saintly", by any stretch of your imagination. I am NEITHER. BUT I do want to see into the eyes of girls like Precious. What if I saw one that I could help?
What if we all saw one we could rescue or just befriend? What if we all really cared? What if that made a difference in our world?
If you have seen the movie I would love to hear your thoughts...but make sure you read the disclaimer..This is an R rated movie on an R rated subject. BUT it could be the life of someone that lives next door to you or on the next street or in the next subdivision.