Both book and movie versions are getting a lot of recognition. Some of us choose not to read or see either. It is a choice, like drinking coffee or tea. Personal.
This means no disrespect for any who have played their roles so well, so dramatically. The story has captured the interest of a large public.
As so often is the case, personal choices may be hard to explain. The child adamant about no mayo on her sandwich cannot tell her mother that she is allergic to it. The adult may not be able to trace sadness or anger to some childhood event. Nor should he or she be asked to defend these personal decisions.
Expressions of emotion
When a teenager, I wrote a Mother’s Day card to an aunt. Regardless of how it was received, it made me feel good to express my feelings. Since Mother’s day can be any day, since mothering has many forms, this is what I wrote at age 17:
Dear Aunt ….,
Up and down the winding streets, I go
Wherever autumn breezes blow
In nooks and crannies, in each wall
I search for what is best of all:
A mother’s love..
There are many kinds of mothers:
Some take the place of others.
Some let help their offspring raise.
Who is more worthy of praise?
When a person takes a life to mold
And is anything but cold,
If she carries on her task
And only loves, and truth ask
Then I can tell you what is there:
That person bears a mother’s care,
And when she gets above
Proclaim – she had a mother’s love!
So no matter where I roam
I’ll always think of home
Where such happiness I find
Is nowhere else, nor kind:
A mother’s love.
So many rabbits would choose my yard for their comfort. ‘Guard” rabbits are a comfort. See mine on narcissusshibiscusmandrake.
- Mother’s Day 2012 (theanythingvanessa.com)