July 07, 2004


I have never seen Forrest Gump.

That movie had a key part in the events that led to the final dissolution of my marriage. I have never been able to hear about that movie without experiencing that same stomping on my heart feeling - and people love to talk about that movie. I certainly never had any desire to sit through the whole thing.

Well, last night I was visiting a friend...and the kids wanted to watch it...and I felt that kick in the sternum....but I didn't know how to say, "no, please don't because I will spend the entire time fighting to keep breathing and stop crying" without going into the specifics of why. So, I watched it.

And you know what? It was the right friend at the right time. The right hand holding mine, the right kids goofing off with us.

I feel like a weight has been lifted because I conquered that demon. Thanks SG

It may seem like a small victory to you - but it feels like the Tour de France to me!

Posted by Vox at July 7, 2004 12:00 AM | general , movies , peeves