10 Word Review – What Happened, Miss Simone?

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Shouting Out to the Void

970226_1264549013559639_2015577727281643272_nWe let ourselves forget we are all one people. People trying to be happy, to provide for our kids, to go on vacation, to pay our bills. We hug our children and grandchildren, laugh at silly jokes, watch movies, eat popcorn, tie our shoes. We want something better for our kids than we had, we want our grandchildren or future grandchildren to be happy, fulfilled, to find whatever success they might be striving for. We love our dogs and cats, fold our laundry, sleep, hug, cry, work in gardens, clean our houses, wash our dishes.

I don’t know when we forgot. I don’t know when that happened. Fellow man. Something you don’t hear much anymore. Do unto others. We might hear that some, but it doesn’t seem like people abide by it, or they do, but only sometimes.

Kindness, love, togetherness, a willingness to help each other. Without judgement or condemnation or a sense of being somehow better than someone else. I can tell you, you are not, I am not, better than anyone else.

I shout these things out into the world occasionally. Like now. I wonder if anyone is listening. If there’s anyone out there who feels the same. I’m filled with hope and sadness all at the same time. That’s life. Beautiful and ugly, soul killing and uplifting, all things at once.

Shouting to the void helps a little. At least, I say to myself, I’m putting out a positive message. I’m saying, out loud and in print, be kind to one another. Be gentle with the feelings of your fellows. Be empathetic. Be helpful instead of hurtful. Be understanding.

10 Word Review – I Am Wrath

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10 Word Review – The Lady in the Van

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10 Word Review – Mothers and Daughters

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10 Word Review – Now You See Me 2

mv5bnzq0ndgwodq3nv5bml5banbnxkftztgwotyxnjc2ode-_v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_Tricks. Cast. Heist. Fluff. Flashy. Dorky. Enjoyable. Cards. Effect. yes.

10 Word Review – Allegiant

mv5bmjeyoti3ndqwn15bml5banbnxkftztgwnjexotiwode-_v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_Muddled. Slow. Anti-climactic. Uninteresting. Bridge. Disappointing. Stunted. Stretch. No.