yes we took the dog, we both behaved quite nicely, the year is off to a good start so far.
New Jamie Fox crush. We went to see Django Unchained on New Year's Eve. Extremely violent and they use the "N" word more than I cared for (it is about slavery, but still......)
however...... the movie is BRILLIANT! My new favorite movie, Quentin Tarentino may be my favorite director ever, he outdid himself with this one.
It was interesting, the theater was not very crowded but the three of us were the only white folks except for one other couple. There was a group of African Americans behind us, two beautiful African American women in front of us, and even though this movie was about the south and slavery, all of us, both black and white had the same reactions to many of the scenes. There were times when I was very ashamed to be a white person in that theater, but those two beautiful women in front of us turned to us as we were leaving, smiled and wished us a Happy New Year, and it made me hopeful for how far we have come, but this film is also a reminder of how far so many in the south still need to go. I was raised to believe the color of our skin did not make a difference in how we treated one another and my daughter didn't even know that there was a difference in the color of people's skin for a long time. She sees a person for who they are on the inside and the color of their skin is just a part of their beauty.
May we all see each other this way and judge less, love more!
peace ya'll in 2013