This story is mine. :) Last night, we (David and I) took mom and dad out to see the movie Secretariat. I wasn't sure how mom was going to do in a dark movie theater but when I asked her if she would like to go out for a dinner and a movie, she seemed genuinely excited about a prospect of going out for the evening. We were a bit apprehensive at first because mom's confusion increases when the sun goes down but we decided to give this outing a try.
Well, lucky for us, last night was a success!
The triumphant story of courage, a winning spirit of an amazing race horse and his owner, the willpower to face challenges head-on was the underlying theme that weaved in and out of the beautiful story behind the movie Secretariat. Interestingly mom was so grossly engaged in the movie that when Secretariat lost one of the races, she squeezed my hand and uttered sighs of sadness. However in one of the final scenes when Secretariat magnificently finished the race, mom once again squeezed my hand and whispered over and over "yes, that's the way to go."
On the drive back home, mom talked about how inspirational the movie was, and how memorable it was for her. Her exact words? "I will remember this movie for a long time. It's a very memorable story."
Well folks, I will keep you updated from time to time to let you know whether mom remembers Secretariat, and the feeling of victory and triumph she felt while watching this movie.