rabbit hole

i watched ‘rabbit hole’ last sun night. it’s prob e most authentic and psychologically deep movie i’ve watched in quite a while (and since i’m quite a movieholic, tt’s saying quite a bit). and of course it doesn’t hurt tt nicole kidman and aaron eckhart are brilliant. it’s a movie abt grief and loss and hurt, but also abt hope and forgiveness and recovery – abt parents losing their child – a perspective tt i’ve nv considered or reflected abt before.

e authenticity of e movie is in this – that the hurts and losses we suffer never fully go away. wounds heal, but they leave scars tt remain as reminders of those wounds we’ve suffered. but e whole tagline of e show is tt in e end, tt’s fine. forgetting was nv smth we were asked to do; we were asked only to forgive. and tt’s enough.

Becca: Does it ever go away?
Nat: No, I don’t think it does. Not for me, it hasn’t – has gone on for eleven years. But it changes though.
Becca: How?
Nat: I don’t know… the weight of it, I guess. At some point, it becomes bearable. It turns into something that you can crawl out from under and… carry around like a brick in your pocket. And you… you even forget it, for a while. But then you reach in for whatever reason and – there it is. Oh right, that. Which could be awful – not all the time. It’s kinda…
[deep breath]
Nat: not that you’d like it exactly, but it’s what you’ve got instead of your son. So, you carry it around. And uh… it doesn’t go away. Which is…
Becca: Which is what?
Nat: Fine, actually.               – Rabbit Hole 


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