A little homage to Okkervil River in the title..
I've been wanting to do a movie theme post for a week now, and now that the little kiddo I'm tending is asleep and I have the evening to be chill and relaxed, a perfect time has presented itself.
There's the saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Well, the last five movies I've watched have really brought that saying to life. My December was a little funky. The cute fella decided he didn't want to be my cute fella anymore and I found this news super hard to take. My great buddy, Becky, departed this great town for a world adventure. The holidays were impending. A lot felt heavy about December and I don't know that I handled it all the best, though I do know I handled it exactly the best way I possibly could.
So, yay! to my delight that God would provide these awesome films for me to look at things from a different perspective.
The first film:
Christmas day held a double-feature. I didn't know they would relate so much to me, but they sure did. The second film:
Christmas night, cozy in a comfy chair with blanket atop me and girlfriends by my side I watched
The next film
And finally, a gem:
Movies are grand. I love motion picture. I love getting lost in a scene, in characters. I'm grateful all these stories melted together for me, and I did try with this cute fella, and I'm so glad I did. If I hadn't I don't know I would have come to terms with a few things:
1. I'm ready for a relationship, whatever that looks like and
2. I get to let go of the outcome of my relationships. I'm not in charge of the outcome.
I didn't know I needed so badly to be reminded of this but I have been and it's been seriously reinforced with film these past few weeks. I'm grateful, above all. And that's a good place to be in.
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