I haven’t yet been to see the movie, ‘The Railway Man’ as I suggested I would. Three things are stopping me: 1. I haven’t had the time. 2. I’m not sure that I could handle the drama of it,
without becoming a weeping mess and 3. I’m not a great fan of Nicole Kidman – and she’s the ‘star’.
However, I did find time to see ‘Philomena’,with Dame Judi Dench - and that wonderful actor, whose name I have ashamedly forgotten. It was a beautiful movie and beside all the intricate (and partly true) story and excellent acting displayed, one other surprising side effect that the movie had on me is that it made me want to visit Ireland again!
Well, that’s not going to happen, unless I win the lottery!
Anyway, there was a lovely scene in the film where a T.S.Eliot quote popped up. I couldn’t remember it well and had to look it up.
This is it:
‘We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time’.
I’m spending some time mulling over that sentiment.
PS: Judi Dench's wrinkles are divine.
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