Call it synchronicity. Or whatever you want. But I came upon this video after witnessing one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. While visiting my father in the rest home last weekend, his roommate’s ex-wife visited. She didn’t seem to care my father and I were in the room as she announced to her former husband she wanted to see him one last time before he died.
The man didn’t remember her. She told him they were once married.
“Why aren’t we still married?”
“Because you kept screwing around.”
“Oh.” He thought for a moment. “Is it okay if I hug you?”
“Yes,” she said.
She hugged him and walked out the door.
Then today I saw this:
From the artist’s website:
A visually rich, darkly inventive fairy tale directed by former Student Academy Award® finalist Carlos Andre Stevens.
Starring 2-time Academy Award® nominee John Hurt (V for Vendetta, Alien, Hellboy, The Elephant Man, Midnight Express) and up-and-coming star Eloise Webb (Cinderella, The Iron Lady).
Be sure to maximize the video. It’s gorgeous and richly detailed.
We squander so much in life, don’t we? Even our memories.