Shine A Light

I must admit...I love films. Foreign especially, but anything thought and emotionally provoking will do. What can I say? Michael and I first kissed while watching "American Beauty", it's just the kind of couple we are.

Tonight I found myself watching "Anna and the King", a remake of "The King and I", which I thoroughly enjoyed with the widowhood struggles lacing the edges of the classic film. The remake did not disappoint, as I found myself jotting down favorite quotes that came 'aplenty.

It would be the final quote and line of the film that struck the largest chord, as no other words of the film could ring more true of Michael and the love he still fills my soul with daily.

But enough of my jabbering.....here it is:

"It is always surprising how small a part of life is taken up by meaningful moments. Most often they are over before they start, although they cast a light on the future and make the person who originated them unforgettable."

Though Michael and I had little time physically, in the whole scheme of our eternity with each other, his life and love cast the light that guides me daily. Through the tough times (that are ever present right now) or even the calm and reflective times....it's what our love has created together that spares me from the dark that has a known reputation of swallowing its victims whole.

To great films and all they remind us....slaint'e.


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