kga245 (kga245) wrote,

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Steph and I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button last night. By the end of the movie, we were both bawling.

They say that when you become a parent, it's becomes harder to imagine your life before you had a kid. While I never exactly agreed with that statement, I know what it means. Life after a having a child is unimaginable without. 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button plays on that that theme throughout. Having seen it in Taos, upon leaving D back in Lincoln with Mom and Dad, made it all the more effective. It made us miss D more. It made us appreciate our parental emotions more. It made us cry like babies.

Afterward, we went to Wal-Mart to get some boots for walking around in. Then we came home and watched two episodes of "Life" on DVD. When we tucked ourselves into bed, we started talking about the movie more. The movie had an enormous impact on Steph who is usually not emotional. We stayed up for an hour talking about these feelings and then conked out exhausted from so much. 

I used to think that I wanted to be a film director. The kinds of films that I wanted to make were those that showed people at their best. Someting to be inspired by. Trials and tribulations. Spirit overcoming circumstance. Good deeds trumping bad. Now, I know film-making was not in the cards for me. But will never give up being inspired by films like this. How could I?

Tags: movie, parenthood

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