I’m sitting at home with BBQ wings and a glass of Pinot Griot, covered up to my neck in a blanket, watching the Lifetime network. I know, DISASTER. But I was very pleased. I just finished watching the movie P.S. I Love You, starring Hilary Swank and Gerald Butler. Now I don’t watch this network often so I didn’t expect the tears to flow from watching the movie, but they did flow (boy, DID THEY!).
The summary reads:
Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life – a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it’s a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly’s 30th birthday in the form of a cake, and to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to tell her to get out and “celebrate herself”. In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way; P.S. I Love You. Holly’s mother and best friends begin to worry that Gerry’s letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future. With Gerry’s words as her guide, Holly embarks on a journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into a new beginning for life.
I found this to be such a moving story. For a husband to care so much for his wife, that he’d want to take care of her even beyond the grave. That’s powerful.
The one quote that really made me happy:
The thing to remember is: If we’re all alone, then we’re all together in that one too.
:: smile ::
Oh yea, P.S. I Love You.