Monday, September 28, 2009
Endings- What's your preference?
Current Project: Christmas Redemption
Status: Chapter 4
Our oldest daughter was here on Friday night. We couldn’t find a good TV show to watch so she scrounged through our dvds and said, "Oh this is a great movie. Have you watched it yet?" ( I tend to buy the $5 movies at Wally World that I've heard are good and then they sit because we don't have time to watch them) We hadn't seen the movie. It was a good movie, it kept my dh awake, which is not the norm. This time of year he is sound asleep in his chair an hour after the sun goes down.
But the ending and one other scene…I have never cried twice in a movie. And my dh was crying, blubbering at the end of the movie. Any guesses what it was?
I'd been warned the ending was sad, one reason I hadn't watched it yet. I don’t like leaving a movie or a book on a sad note. My daughter said it was a bitter/sweet ending. Which is true, but I think if I'd watched it at her age it wouldn't have affected me the way it did at this age. I would have thought the same as my daughter bitter/sweet and moved on. At my age, I went to bed, clung to my dh and thought, that could be us in 20/30 years. Though there isn't the threat of Alzheimer in either family it is a sobering thought. That you could forget the person you spent years loving. And that person is searching for you to see them as you once did. Powerful stuff. Especially for a book and a movie.
Now I hate unhappy endings, but is there a book or movie that moved you to tears? Why?
When I sent my spirit book to an endings contest- one judge said it made her cry, but in a good way. What have you read or watched that brought tears of happiness? Why?
And here is the cover for my next Halsey brother book, Doctor in Petticoats. Enjoy!