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Taking Chance

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Well, tonight Sean had a gig & what's the fun in cooking for just me? So, I just ate a bowl of cereal—really good cereal, though. Publix had buy one get one free on their Post cereals; so yesterday I bought four boxes of much fancier cereal than we normally eat. I digress. Since I wasn't in the kitchen cooking, I decided to watch TV. With Sean gone, I could pick whatever my heart desired to watch! I had DVR'd a couple of movies that I knew he wasn't interested in & was waiting for the perfect time to watch them—I don't watch very much television & when I do it is usually one of our “regular” shows such as Lost, Samantha Who, or The Office. Tonight I chose to watch “Taking Chance” starring Kevin Bacon.

“Taking Chance” was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Click here for a brief description of what the movie's about. (They do a much better job at summarizing it—I'd write a novel just trying to explain it!) I am not really vocal about politics and this movie wasn't either. It wasn't really pro or anti-war. What it did was really remind me that each week people lose their lives for something they believe in, for our country, if you will. Whether you agree with the war or not is irrelevant. What matters is that there are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, and children experiencing great loss all around us; and I for one, have become so numb to hearing about it on television that I have lost sight of that.

This movie was incredibly poignant to me. If you haven't seen “Taking Chance” I highly recommend it. It isn't light & happy, but it's real & it's happening every day.

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