Cheesy Song of the Day, August 6:
‘Talking About My Love For You’ Stuff
Yesterday, I was watching Beginners with Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor. I started watching 15 minutes after the opening and immediately, got this big old lump in my throat. I had a sketch of the story. A father, who comes out after his wife died, is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and his son is remembering his father’s last weeks as he falls in love with an actress.
Knowing the specifics of the story didn’t prepare me for the empathy and feeling I would have about these two men and their lives. I’m crying just writing this. There is something very powerful about the will to live and love in the face of crushing disappointment and despair.
I think what I’m saying (and feeling!) is talk about the love you feel. Get it out into the world. The world needs more of it.