I've had the best weekend! With Friday off from my 9-5, I've been able to spend time sewing & creating, I watched a few movies & even spent time antiquing with my girlfriends!
Last night, we sat down to watch "Into the Wild" - a movie by Sean Penn. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I'd heard good things about it and thought it might have alot of great scenery shots.
What I found was an awesome movie about feelings, emotions and forgiveness. It was absolutely incredible - one of those movies that you are still thinking about the next morning when you wake.
Today my Pastor was teaching about forgiveness in John 20 - and to some extent, I could see this lining up with what has been heavy on my heart since I finished the movie. This was a true story about how Chris McCandless aka "Alex Supertramp" gave up everything to try and escape the scars that affected him so deeply from years of a dysfunctional family filled with abuse. The thing was ... I really liked this kid - ALOT. He was sensitive, caring and very intelligent. Everyone he came in contact with was deeply touched by him - to the point that they never wanted to say goodbye. And every person he came in contact with gave him the same message - Forgive your Parents - and make contact with them. One of the last messages Chris scrawled in his notebook was this: "Happiness is not real unless it is shared"... how true!
I don't want to give away too much of the movie, but I will say this - RENT IT! It left a lasting impression on me, so much that I'm going to watch it again tonight.
If nothing else, it's worth popping into the dvd player just to hear the sound track - which any Eddie Vedder fan will agree, is INCREDIBLE :)