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movie - Water for Elephants

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

i never read the book and up until Sunday i had not seen the movie. i went through an entire box of kleenex - i really was shocked at how deep down i felt the sorrow for so many of the characters - but none more than ROSIE the polish speaking elephant so badly abused by the off his rocker owner of the run down circus.
it stuck with me that sorrow - all day and into the next.
then after a particularly horrible day with my care giving responsibilities - i realized - Rosie is my metaphor. i am Rosie. the dreaded hook, beaten til your down feeling. i am completely into the mind body and emotion of that poor animal.
and the people thrown off the train like big bags of garbage - that is what i feel happens to everything i try to do - because no matter what i do -or don't do - it will be wrong -
the anguish in the elephants wailing - pain in her eyes - trying her best and still being hooked to bleeding -
but i wish i had the heart of that magnificent beast - the courage, fortitude and will -
guess i have to work on that!
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  • v RAINBOWFALLS
    I haven't read the book or seen the movie. I will look into it.

    I hope you can break away from being like the elephant. emoticon
    1052 days ago
  • v BELLAMEMAW
    Wow - I couldn't watch the movie because of the abuse. You're braver than me. emoticon
    1054 days ago
  • v KITTYCAT64
    I liked the movie. It was hard to see some of the p as sinful the things. Cathy
    1054 days ago
  • v SPARKCHANTAL
    saw the movie, found it a bit exaggerated and on the kitschy side, but i'm glad I saw it. yes, it was very well done, and I can imagine the book is even better.
    really shows that animals are the better people, my motto!

    and when we see all the downcast, trodden, rejected people in society... can we ask ourselves in all honesty, who do we attempt to elevate?
    it's the law of gravity.
    1055 days ago
  • v MJ7DM33
    Thx for sharing! Im gonna check it out!
    1055 days ago
  • v KATHYSCOLLIES
    It was a really well done movie, but you are right about needing the Kleenex. At times it was very hard to watch. I too have not read the book, though I've heard it is excellent.

    I hope things improve for you soon! I have been in circumstances where nothing I did or said was 'right'. It wears away at you until it seems like your only choice is to collapse under the weight of it all.

    Remember that you are cared about, thought about and loved too - by someone, somewhere, each and every day!

    Hugs,
    Kathy
    1055 days ago
  • v MILLISMA
    That was a very difficult movie to watch and you're right...you needed an entire box of Kleenex!!!! emoticon
    1055 days ago
  • v SLIMMERJESSE
    Wonder if it's on Netflix. I don't think I could see it right now, already sad enough. They are lovely animals.
    1055 days ago
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