I Just finished watching The Day After Tomorrow. I don't know why I do this to myself. Movies like that make me want to run and huddle in a room with my family. They fill me with fear and paralyze any dreams of spontaneous living. I am not kidding. This is why I stay away from legal dramas, sci fi flicks, horror, and anything with more suspense than Green Eggs and Ham. I know that watching this movie will make me feel like the end of the world is at my door step. Yet I still sit paralyzed by the promise made from father to son,
"I will come for you, do you understand me? I will come for you. "
I have seen this movie before and it doesn't make sense that I would put myself through this torment again. Then it happens. The end.
"Who is that?"
"My father. You made it."
"Of course I did. "I grab my face and press the tears in. The reminder that there was someone in my life that loved me like that. Don't get me wrong I had a mother who would do anything for me and I am eternally grateful for. Yet, there has always been a missing piece. That father - making it. Even through death.
Next movie: Pride & prejudice (Yes the 5 hour one.) What cinematic torment do you endure?