Day 2 – Your Favorite Movie
This was not as tough as narrowing down a favorite song. There are a number of movies that I really like for various reasons. At Christmas time my favorites are It’s A Wonderful Life (only Jimmy Stewart movie I like), Miracle On 34th Street (the 1994 version) and The Polar Express which if you have NOT seen it in a theater in 3D find somewhere showing it this holiday season, it is outstanding.
My all time favorite movie is a somewhat cheesy, romantic comedy called ‘Always’ starring Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman and Brad Johnson. Ironically, the lead male character’s name is Pete, played by Dreyfuss. His significant other, Dorinda loses him tragically and goes into an emotional tailspin for a long time. He fights fires (another weird connection) but in this case forest fires by airplane. From the other side Pete guides a young, new pilot and eventually helps Dorinda to let her heart feel again and she falls in love with the new guy. I lost my Pete, but to divorce rather than death (I honestly believe his death would be easier as then it is not rejection by one I adored and loved so much). I used to fear so much something would happen to Pete, and having lost him I can relate well to Dorinda. I became a zombie going through the motions of life on auto pilot and couldn’t even think straight enough to realize I was only married just shy of 22 years, not 23. My hope is that like Dorinda, some day MAYBE I can let my heart feel again.
Oddly, the ex looks like Richard Dreyfuss (62yo). Slap some facial hair on him and you have gray, receding hairline version of my former hubby, which given the role of Pete in the movie is kinda creepy.