Sunday, March 01, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

We may just be the last people I know to go see this movie, but we went for Kurt's birthday tonight.

I was completely blown away. The story was fantastic, the acting superb, the content was just astounding.

I left the theater embarrassed and ashamed. We had just watched a movie about a child from a slum in Bombay... who had NOTHING... and by nothing, I mean NOTHING... and here Kurt and I are whining that we don't get a good picture on our digital converter box for our tv.

I thought of my 2 little boys at home, surrounded by GOBS of toys, full tummies, with no knowledge of loss, death, fear, pain, or destruction... and somewhere in the world, there is a mommy with 2 little boys, perhaps the same age as my kids, and she doesn't know if they will live another week because of lack of food and violence in their culture.

I have no right to complain about anything that I *think* I need. I am completely humbled and ashamed at what my culture has taught me to be.


So, if you haven't seen the movie, go see it. It truly might just change your outlook on the world.

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