It doesn’t always feel like it…

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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Published by M.

Artist from North Eastern Pennsylvania

31 thoughts on “It doesn’t always feel like it…

  1. My fave movie. I’ve been lucky to see it at theaters at least 10 times, where I obsessively watch the background for details not seen on tv. I also know I’m depressed when I can’t face watching it.

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      1. Yeah… takes a skilled crew. IAWL is not known for it’s music.

        Have you done live radio show? I enjoyed it but when it’s a play, not a real broadcast… I duuno.

        I don’t recall what went on this week but it made me say “Zuzu’s petals!”

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  2. I know what you mean about you and your wife being each other’s rock…though my husband and I don’t get along so well at times—we have trouble understanding each other—when push comes to shove, we always have each other’s back. That’s important in a marriage.

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      1. Husband’s and my upbringing were also polar opposites….I think that’s what has given us different perspectives on life. Sometimes that’s a good thing, sometimes not, but we muddle through together.

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  3. Last year was my first time ever sitting through “It’s A Wonderful Life” and I am glad I did. I truly enjoyed it. So I watched it again this year, and the same result occurred. It’s a great movie with all the pieces that can pull anyone in. I too, get a little choked up. I especially love it when George finds Zu-Zu’s petals in his pocket.


  4. I absolutely get how you feel. I know what its like to be stuck- which I am right now. What its like to watch everyone else move forward while you just get older without merit- Its so soul crushing. But like you- I understand there are parts of life you wouldn’t trade for anything! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks for reading. I feel less stuck as you say as I did in the past. I mean I don’t hate the work I do, it can be quite fascinating. Probably why I made a career out of it. It’s pretty unheard of for people to last over 20 years at a job these days.


  5. Like It’s a Wonderful Life, your post is a great reminder of the happy surprises life throws at us when it takes us off our own course and puts us on another. Thank you for contributing this thoughtful post to my blogathon, Matt!! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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    1. Trying to, my wife is under the weather which puts a slight damper on the holidays. Being that we have plans to see A Christmas Carol live and visit my brothers family for a pre Christmas Christmas this Saturday 😒


  6. We touched on so many similar themes in our posts. It was affirming to hear my thoughts reflected back to me in someone else’s words. 🙂

    Also, you wouldn’t trade meeting your wife for “a lasso around the moon”. Awww…That may be one of the sweetest things I’ve ever read! Seriously. ❤

    I’m glad I discovered your blog through this blogathon. 🙂 If you haven’t yet, I’d love for you to check out my post!

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