Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday night is to curl up in my pajamas with a glass of wine and watch a really good flick.
I saw a fantastic movie this weekend. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. It was artful, poetic, told an incredible story and combined all of the elements I love in a great film.
The movie was based on the real life experience of Jean-Dominique Bauby. At the young age of 42, the former editor-in-chief of French Elle and father of three, suffered a massive stroke leaving him paralyzed and speechless. With the use of his left eyelid, he wrote a book documenting his experience of bodily imprisonment and how his mind was able to set him free.
I've always believed that one of the secret ingredients to true happiness is the ability to live in the moment - to not dwell on the past or pine for the future. This movie was a beautiful example of that.
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Here's the movie trailer....