Saturday, December 28, 2013

Day Three of Eking Out the Gratitude

Every human creature is a profound secret to every other.

I'm grateful today that I had a babysitter for Sophie and and thus the opportunity to drive to the west side and watch an early screening of Ralph Fiennes' movie The Invisible Woman, the story of the great Charles Dickens' long and secret love affair with a young actress. The movie was perfect to me, lyrical and literary and beautifully acted. It was so romantic that I sat in my seat when it was over and cried. I was transported. Here's a trailer, but if it comes to your town or city or farm or wherever the hey you live, and particularly if you're a Ralph Fiennes lover and especially if you love movies about longing, regret and everything that is beautiful about being alive, you should go see it.

  1. I'm grateful for my strong and healthy constitution.
  2. I'm grateful for the card that Ms. Moon sent me of the Airstream trailer on the beach that now graces my blog and that is testament to our friendship.
  3. I'm grateful for the opportunity to go to the movies on a Saturday afternoon, especially when it's a perfect movie about love, longing, regret and is directed by and stars Ralph Fiennes.


  1. The movie sounds intriguing. I shall have to see it. It's already playing in New York though I note it's not being officially released till feb 7. I've had a thing for Ralph Fiennes ever since The English Patient. He's so haunted. And haunting.

  2. I'm glad you got out to spend some quality time on your own, and that movie sounds great! A good cry in a theater can be so cathartic.

  3. Oh my god. I think I would die watching it. I feel too many emotions having just watched the trailer. It looks wonderful and powerful and sorrowful.
    If it ever gets here, I WILL go see it, Elizabeth. Thank you.

  4. Ms Moon's photograph is just so...perfect. How fortunate you are to have such a devoted friend who understands your soul. The movie sounds wonderful, a chance to swim in emotion. You are so brave. Whenever someone asks me what I am thankful for I always think of my Albanian great grandmother, little nana. She was very wise and would often remind us of how important it is to be thankful for our good health, it so often overlooked. It seems a little ironic to me that I am now immersed in a life devoted to the pursuit of it.

  5. Oh god oh god DICKENS!!!
    I knew about her but not about this movie.
    Thank you.

  6. Love your ability to recognize the things-for-which-to-be-grateful and wishing you a break from the unbloggable.

  7. Oh, thank you for sharing. Must go and see this. He has the most wonderful voice in the world, I could close my eyes and listen to him speak forever!

  8. I am grateful for the honesty of your blog. I don't comment a lot, but I read it everyday.



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