i’m watching the pacific. to say it rivets me is an understatement.
hh and i are rendered speechless each episode.
every scene shakes me.
i still can’t get the conversation out of my head where the hardened, jaded marine questions the fresh recruit about god:
hearing those words made me feel a little less alone.
i like to think i’m an intelligent girl. i can work out most of my sticky situations. yet when it comes to war and these “enemies” i supposedly have all over the world, i’m a 4 year old needing tracing paper.
i don’t pray. but at night as i fall asleep i try to send love out to someone in the world who doesn’t know me, but hates me. hates me because of where i live, what i look like, because of what i do or do not believe in.
it was something i started around 9/11; to help me combat my confusion and anger. now it’s just become a ritual i have to do. like brushing my teeth.
it’s silly, i know. kind of weirdo-ish too. i’m not changing the world. i’m just not letting hate and ugliness own my tiny katie kingdom.
I don't think it's strange, there's a buddhist prayer that's pretty much the same sentiments as yours (I used to practice it every day but forgot–how lame–but now that I remember you inspire me to do it again)–anyway, I think you would fall into the category of evolved not weird!
Not weirdo-ish. It's sweet. I think we forget to have moments like that with ourselves when rushing through daily life. I will have to tell my hubs about the pacific. Looks interesting.
PS. I am very excited about our meeting up next Thursday – are you guys still going to be able to make it?
Katie…I think that you're little "prayer" to the haters is perfect. We should all do it.
I LOVE THAT SHOW! The opening credits with the charcoal drawings coming to life is amazing. I don't like it as much as I liked Band of Brothers (if you haven't seen it….fly to the video store right now and rent it!!!)…but it's still really riveting.
oh, my sweet katie.
you are so lovely and kind. and not weird-o-ish at all. in fact, i think what you do before bed *is* praying.
don't ever stop doing it.