Chris and I went to a “not feel good” movie today….have you seen it??? “Precious” I had read about it, seen trailers and wanted to see it since it came out but it had not made it to Mason City until now. Kind of a strange thing that it is just now here after being released months ago but I am sure there was reasoning there. Well, let me tell you—it is not for the faint of heart. Language alert. Violence alert. Just plain disturbing alert. I left feeling very unsettled and I am sure most of the small audience left feeling the same way. There were audible gasps from those around us at several times and of course I cried. Hard to imagine that this is the life that some people live. All I have known all of my life is love. Pure love. Knowing that people believe in me and love me for who I am—even when I make mistakes. That is a far cry from what some people experience in their lives and this movie was an example of the complete opposite of my life. But I know it is real. I know that this is the life that others live daily and never are able to escape.
If you feel up to it I suggest you go see this movie. It is not easy to watch but the performances are amazing and the story is rich. If nothing else it will make you want to hug your own parents and children and say thank you for the good things in your life.