I try to keep the articles on this site happy, and at times, rather a sort of sarcastic humor. But today I wanted to talk about a dear friend who passed away today. Her love for movies, as well as books, were topics that we bonded over. She and her husband would constantly go to the movies, especially during the summer when her husband didn’t have papers to turn in for school. I would talk to her about different films I had seen and she and her husband would talk to me about their reactions to the same films. They were always caught up on the latest releases. I remember we had a movie night at her house, so I brought over Shaun of the Dead. I will never forget her reaction to the amount of blood in the film. She thought it was a little much and ruined the comedy of the film. So instead we watched The Dark Knight. Hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

But it was the 4th of January, I briefly saw her from afar. It so happened that we both attended a funeral for our friend’s father who had passed away. I meant to say “hello,” but we, as human beings, always think, “Oh, I’ll see her this weekend.” But it wasn’t so. From what I heard, before she started feeling bad that day, she went to go see a movie with her husband. Once again, enjoying her favorite pass time. I don’t know what movie she saw last, but I can only hope it was The Revenant. What a beautiful film.

I guess what I’m trying to say here, without being too sappy, I hope, for all the movie buffs out there, that you live life to the fullest. If you love a film that is not liked by many, love it anyway! Don’t let people tell you that you buy too many movies. (Man, you should have seen this lady’s collection.) Buy them anyway! Do what you love, never go to sleep angry, and just be happy. She didn’t know she was going to get sick. What happened to her, not even the doctors could explain fully. So as I conclude this essay, I want to wish everyone a good weekend, and to keep loving movies!

Rest In Peace, Jade.

3 thoughts on “An Ode to a Movie Lover

  1. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Movies mean a lot to “movie lovers”. I often look to movies to lift my spirits. My best friend is currently very ill and in the hospital so no movies with sad ending for me right now. Thanks for your post.

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