After a long day of drudgery, list tackling, and chasing one escapee dog down the street in flannel pajamas. I settled into my comfy chair with my fuzzy slippers and flicked on Silver Linings Playbook. The movie is about a man attempting to put his life back together after plummeting his wife’s lover and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
As I watched the movie unravel with heart-breaking discomfort and then brought to laughter during awkward moments of triumph over the little things in life. I was left rooting for the characters all trying to make sense out of their lives and how it can be better.
My husband afterwards commented that it seemed broken.
“The movie did not flow naturally as it should.”
But the whole point of the movie is we are all a little broken in some small way. Our lives are a rickety roller coaster ride that stops, jerks, creaks, full of highs and lows. Nothing in our lives is guaranteed and when the world is falling part we need to have that one hope that we will be able to put all of the pieces back together.
Silver Linings Playbook is the reminder that when the chips our down no man can be an island. He sometimes needs the warmth of family and friends to help put him back together. In that hope of rebuilding there is the longing for something more that we all deserve to be loved by someone who understands all of our faults and foibles.
Have you watched Silver Linings Playbook? What did you think of the movie?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga