Monday, August 16, 2010
Further thoughts from Saturday
As I mentioned previously I saw the movie "Eat, Pray, Love" this past Saturday and accompanied by one old friend and two new acquaintances. I am always interested in the reaction of others to a new movie and was very happy we had the opportunity to discuss our various reactions over lunch. One of my new acquaintances is just 3 years post divorce. Her twenty something year marriage ended when hubby found a newer, younger model and left to recapture his lost youth. (my words not hers) Anyway, my new friend was still red eyed from crying over the scene with Julia Roberts dancing with her ex on a balcony in India (in her imagination) while forgiving herself for walking out on her marriage when I realized I had no reaction to that emotional scene what-so-ever. It became quite clear to me that I had indeed moved on from my own pain of divorce and I didn't envy the fresh open wound of my new friend. A wound so easily re-opened by the sight of Julia dancing with her imaginary ex on a roof top. While Julia was dancing I on the other hand was only thinking about where we were going to eat lunch! Italy had already left me craving spaghetti and breadsticks. Time does heal all wounds!