I went to see the movie Julie and Julia yesterday. LOVED IT! In fact I wrote a big review over at my other blog if you’re interested in reading that. I did not discuss the childless-not-by-choice aspect of it on that blog, since that is my more public blog. I try to keep all my CNBC “issuahs” over here. While most of my readers there know I’m childless experience has taught me that I should guard my CNBC thoughts and not cast my pearls before swine…not that my readers are swine…definitely not, but you know what I mean. Not everybody gets what we go through.
Going in I did not know that Julia Child was CNBC. So, when the subtle (but extremely poignant) scenes showing her deep pain (childlessness) played out I was completely blown away, and my admiration for her grew immensely. She was a joyous and headstrong woman, but facing her childless state could bring her to her knees faster than anything. I mean, she took her cooking setbacks with great stride, but she could see a baby carriage and her countenance would fall like poorly baked souffle. She made me feel less like a wuss.
The great thing was that she never let it get her down for long. She focused on the wonderful things in her life…her husband, her love of Paris, and her love of cooking. She would channel all of her love and energy into those things, and most of all…she SAVORED life. Here’s the link to the trailer.
So, if you haven’t seen the movie do youself a BIG FAVOR and go. Even a day later this movie is still on my mind. I didn’t expect for it to affect me like it did, but it did!