Blog-a-palooza August 2017: Hodgepodge!

There were so many good prompts for this blog-a-palooza, and I couldn’t possibly pick just one, so I decided to answer several of them because I love them all!

“Write about a character or scene in a movie or book that affected you.”

Most (well now all!) of you know about my love of  The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. It’s a memoir that I’ve reviewed in a previous post, and the movie version came out on August 11. If you haven’t seen it, GO SEE IT! NOW. It’s incredible, and I owe most of that to Woody Harrelson, the actor who plays Rex Walls (Jeannette’s alcoholic father). Woody’s a gifted actor who got Rex’s character down to a tee. The scene with him that most affected me was right at the end of the movie where he was with Jeanette (played by Brie Larson) where Rex is expressing his regrets. It’s so touching and poignant, and you can’t help but tear up when watching it. Does anyone else who’s seen the movie feel the same way? Let me know in the comments section.

Write about fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.”

Fear has had an aspect in a couple aspects of my life, and the common theme is that in both aspects, they’ve encouraged me to be proactive. One of my biggest fears is my cancer coming back. This fear’s encouraged me to be proactive by visiting my doctor regularly and bringing any unexplained symptoms to his attention as soon as possible. Fear also helped me be proactive in the 2016 election by encouraging me to vote. I am an independent liberal and I was really scared that Trump would win. My fear encouraged me to get out into the polls and vote! I’m super grateful for living in a society that allows women to vote, not just men.

 

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