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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Great Movie

Every once in awhile Hollywood comes out with a fantastic movie, especially involving history (think Ben Hur, Chariots of Fire, Reds and Schindler's List), and the film we saw last night will drop into this category- "12 Years A Slave". The title pretty much sums it all, but ah, it's so much more than that. The director, Steve McQueen, did a brilliant job of casting the actors in this true story of a Northern freed slave kidnapped and taken South for 12 years before regaining his freedom once again. It is certainly not a "feel good" movie, but one that makes us think of the history of our country in the mid 1800's before the Civil War.  Anger was a current emotion for me while watching how wretched one human being can be against another human being. If you like history, or just a want to see an excellent film, this is a must see. I bet it will be a contender of Oscar nominations if not some wins in a lot of categories!

BSoleille!  The bright side of a terrific movie, one that lingers in the mind long after the credits role....


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