Scrolling through the channels last evening…. There are three leading actors that will stop me every time to watch their work…. Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood and Matthew McConoughey. Last night Mr “ALRIGHT -ALRIGHT – ALRIGHT” appeared and that was the channel that won the select button! The movie was called Sea of Trees. It was a disaster at the box office, sales came in under the budget but I don’t care it’s Matthew and Naomi Watts. As it turns out I’m glad I watched the film.
Part of the movie takes place in the Aokigahara Forest in Japan. Knows as the forest of beauty where babies were left as they were not wanted, wounded soldiers were left to die, people desiring to end their lives for many different reasons flock to these trees. A beautiful forest and surroundings to depart this earth. Sounds depressing but a major part of the films plot. I’ve actually heard of this forest as it is near Mt Fuji and I was always intrigued with the famous site for the fact that my father climbed Mt Fuji with a tour guide when he was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. I have his climbing stick with station marks as a prized possession.
Without giving away the story and what brought Matthew to the forest…. the message at the end of the movie spoke volumes to me !!!!
The message I took from this movie was how well do I SEE my loved ones and friends. What do I know about them and do I really know the big and the little “ things” in their lives ? Do I know what is important to them or is all just surface and basic and mundane passings? I asked my husband if he knew my favorite flower? God Bless him he knew my Moms but not mine:). It has me thinking I need to ask more questions and really get to know my friends and family while I have the chance! I catch myself always saying … “I need to ask Mom… she will know the answer” better do it while I still have the time to SEE .🙏 Every day is a gift and our friends and family are our blessings. We owe it to each other to really enjoy each other. Thanks Matthew for the reminder to SEE.♥️
Stay Well🦩Stay Healthy🦩Keep drinking strong coffee and the “Good” Wine with Flamingo Slippers🦩🦩and always always follow your TRUE NORTH🦩Flamingo Out🦩