Sunday, February 26, 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I saw a movie about 9/11 titled "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" yesterday. And today I found out that Thomas Horn (the young boy with the major role) was the son of my blogger friend's friend's close friend. I'm not good at statistics, but "Six Degrees of Separation" may be right? lol



The movie was a little bit special to me because my daughter and I were involved in the incident separately; my daughter was at JFK airport and I was on a plane heading for New York when WTC was attacked. The bitter experience is still in my mind and every year at the time of memorial ceremony, the collapse scene of WTC showed on TV reminds me of the turmoil that morning.



I fully understand Oscar’s uneasiness, fear, unfocused anger and tremendous sense of loss since both my father and father-in-law passed away all of sudden like his father, not because of an irrational accident or crime though. How can you imagine that the person, who you talked with the day before, died the next day? The more tremendous the loss of someone you really love is, the deeper the loss is. However we human beings are strong enough to get out of the depth somehow. The key Oscar had found in his late father’s closet played a very important role to help him get out of the depth of loneliness. I believe that the core part of our spirit is soft, sensitive, vulnerable but yet flexible and tough enough to survive. I recommend the movie for those who want to be positive and go forward even in hard times.
I love Tom Hunks :D

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Chocolate from my daughter's family this year. Already gone to our stomach though:D
Filled with their love, it was very sweet and tasty. The name of my 3-month-old granddaughter along with her parents' at the end of the message in the card, made me smile.

Wishing you Happy Valentine's Day!!