My husband and I watched a movie Saturday night, Get Low. It’s a 2009 movie with Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, and Lucas Black. Fabulous movie that I’d not even heard of, and can’t remember how I stumbled upon it while looking through the Netflix possibilities. I recommend it.
The story is a true one about a Tennessee loner living out in the woods, who decides to plan and attend his own funeral while he is still living.
I’m still mulling over the movie, and the things it has gotten me thinking about.
First of all, the perception people have of others who have gone off to live a life different from their own; who are judgemental because of stories they’ve heard from others, possibly not even true. That was one motive Felix (Robert Duvall) had for wanting to attend his funeral, he wanted to hear the stories people had to tell about him.
The most prominent point brought up for me was forgiveness. Forgiveness of self. How many of us are able to forgive ourselves for little things, for big things, for inconsequential things? We must ask it of others that we may have wronged, that is certain; but we must first ask it of ourselves, and then grant it.