Thursday, January 28, 2010

love thursday 01.28.10 ~ life and death

Conversion is what happens between birth and death. By ... conversion as a process, I do not mean to disclaim the many accounts of people being suddenly and mysteriously touched by God and changed tremendously ... However, even people who have had a dramatic encounter with the Divine, still must go through that daily purifying process of continued conversion. A deep and lasting conversion is a process, an unfolding, a slow turning and turning again.

~ Macrina Wiederkehr ~
from her book A Tree Full of Angels

Most of you know that my dad passed away the weekend before last. Thank you so much for your kind words and comforting presence. I love and appreciate you all.

In the last couple years, SO and I have watched a lot of movies. Being in recuperation and not having energy to do much else, movies are a good way to be entertained and rest at the same time.

This week, three of the movies have had themes that included death. Only two of the movies were good, however. So I will only mention those--

Taking Chance
My friend Mary told me about this one. Kevin Bacon plays a Marine Corps officer who volunteers to escort the body of a young soldier back to his hometown. It's not much more than an hour long and it is incredibly well done.

I don't even know how to describe this one. Suffice it to say that it, too, is well done and I highly recommend it. One of my blogger friends mentioned it. Was it you, Michelle?

Happy Love Thursday!

And if there is a movie you love, please leave me the title in the comments. I am always looking for more good flicks.

1 comment:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Love that picture and that quote!