We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. -T.S. Eliot
Hello..have you seen any good movies lately?
I recently saw two.
oh…just a second while I add a little water to these beautiful Valentine roses.
This past week as I thought of the month coming to an end several things came to mind.
I suppose it has something to do with associating February with hearts, flowers, and chocolate.
which btw I do enjoy immensely.
However just recently I experienced several things watching 2 touching movies that took the month of LOVE to a whole different level.
More than likely the catalyst was my husband’s trip to California last weekend.
It’s a rather long story one that I won’t go into, lucky you however basically he had made reservations to fly to his friend’s funeral service.
While awaiting his flight he found out that it had been delayed due to the weather. There was a terrible storm going on in California.
A little over three hours later that same flight was canceled until the next morning. The airlines offered to put the passengers up in a hotel. Unfortunately this wasn’t going to work since the service was scheduled for the next morning. And so after every attempt to fly out was made with no avail, (think Miranda Priestly in Devil Wears Prada) Joe in that moment made the decision to drive the 900 plus miles to Southern California.
The decision turned out to be the right one, because the next day all flights were canceled. He drove through a torrential storm arriving just in time for the service.
and then drove back home to the Oregon Coast. While he was away I went to the movies. Ironically the theme of both, without giving anything away was about love, and living in the moment. Love at times is being in the moment, taking a risk without necessarily knowing the outcome. Joe’s decision in that moment to do this for his friend somehow seems to be appropriately suited as February comes to an end. A gentle reminder and importance of choosing to live in each moment with gratitude MARCHing into the next.