Two Movies and A Furneral

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.


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4 Responses to Two Movies and A Furneral

  1. Jane says:

    Glad to hear that Joe being such a wonderful friend made it to his friends funeral and then home safely. God bless him especially traveling in such adverse weather. Saw Lion yesterday while my husband and I had an extra day up here in Seattle. Loved the movie, it was brilliant especially since it was a true story. I love India and it brought back the memories of it. Have a wonderful day enjoying those Valentine roses.

  2. Marcia Ren says:

    Hi Jane! Thank you for your good wishes for Joe. Glad you were able to see Lion.such a fabulous story. Inspirational. ❤ Have a great weekend.

  3. Jenny Bonynge says:

    The only good thing to say about all of the rain that CA is getting is that I hope it ends their drought. Joe was a trooper to have traveled that distance for a friend. I’ll guess that it gave him time to cherish that friendship’s memory…Haven’t been to a movie for quite a while as I’ve been hooked on books!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Jenny! You are correct about the rain in California. It helped the drought for sure. And yes. ..Joe was such a trooper with all of it. Friendships are so special & the loss is difficult. ❤

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