Saturday, September 20, 2008
O.K. So I know I'm so behind the times on everything. Everyone has already read the book and seen the movie twice. I had little intention of doing either, but Jason was in Richfield with the girls and I was home looking for an on-demand movie. I wanted to watch Hairspray because Jason would never watch that with me, but it wasn't listed anymore, so I watched Kite Runner. It just ended. My eyes are red from crying. Wow. I really had no idea what this story was all about. After watching it, here is what I'm thinking/feeling:
1. Wow. I am so THANKFUL to live in America. I can't even put enough bold, italics, underlining, etc to emphasize that. When I see countries like that and the...atrocities (that is such a weak word for what was portrayed) that go on there, I am SO humbled and realize (for the millionth time) how much I truly take for granted every day. Even with all the political meyham going on right now - and the financial crisis that is going on - I would take it ANY DAY. At least there aren't people driving around in the back of cars with automatic guns - ready to shoot anyone not dressed exactly right.
2. I am ANGRY! I'm sorry but whenever I see, hear about, read about a child being hurt, I get ANGRY! WHO has the RIGHT?! Ok - deep breath - I know it was a movie, but it happens. I hear it in the news right here in Salt Lake City. It ANGERS me.
3. The movie makes me want to stand up for something. It makes me want to be like Hassan. Wow - for not believing in Christ, he sure demonstrated so many Christlike qualities. Talk about turning the other cheek. What an amazing person and friend.
There you have it. Now I want to read the book, although that's kind of backwards. I did think the movie was very well done - although I did fast-forward a couple parts.