Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Thoughts

We had a nice weekend. We took Baby to the "big city" to go the newly reopened Academy of Sciences. He liked looking at all of the fish. I look forward to going back. I think each visit will be different as Baby gets older.

On Saturday night, we watched "Rachel Getting Married" which was a highly emotional film. I wasn't sure what to expect. The main charcter, Kym, played by Anne Hathway, struggles with addiction and other destructive behavior. Much of this pain and abuse occurs as the result of a horrible family tragedy. I won't reveal what happens but the film made me wonder about the resilience of human beings and how we are able to survive after crushing tragedy. Do you ever get over great loss? Or do you just learn to cope with it? The movie is very well done but be aware that it will take you on an emotional rollercoaster.

Now, I'm back at work. I am so grateful to have a good job with excellent benefits. Especially in this economic climate. But I really wish for a part-time job that would allow me to spend more time with my baby. I feel like I'm missing so much. It makes it hard for me to feel focused at work. Maybe someday, I'll find my dream job working part-time at a museum. Until then, I'll just have to make lots of phone calls during the day to see what Baby is doing.

1 comment:

Gary said...

That sounds like an interesting movie. My sense is that you don't recover from great losses, but like you said, learn to how to live in the best possible way, but always through the lens of what had happened. You suffered a terrible loss with your father, and I'm guessing this is how you've learned how to deal with it.

I'll bet Aidan feels like his mom does an excellent job with being around and in his life.