Ya know life, being, so wonderful. I’ve always loved this film. My wife and I just watched my well-worn DVD tonight. Every single time I watch it, my eyes become waterworks. So many elements hit my heart, not moving forward (been doing my job for two different companies in the same location since 1999.) I studied filmmaking, I studied animation, and yet I’ve spent 22 years as a digital archivist (three of those years in Microfilming). Not what I set out to do with my life but I met my wife at my job and we’ll I wouldn’t trade that for a lasso around a moon. Pleasing my Dad for the sake of my own happiness. Feeling worthless and a burden (the anxiety and depression cocktail). But, the whimsy in George & Mary’s romance, they are every bit of my wife and me.
It’s a Wonderful Life also has the most romantic lustful kiss ever, the I love you but don’t quite know how to say it moment of George & Mary sharing that phone call.
And the ending when Clarence gets his wings and writes a note to George in Tom Sawer “No man is a failure who has friends.” That is so true, but I’d change man to one and throw it out further in regards to my wife. We are each other’s rocks.
But despite my trials and tribulations, I do truly feel blessed this holiday season. It is a wonderful Life…
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