Beautiful or devastating?

Last night I watched The Life of Pi. One of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen both visually and  in the storytelling.

After I turned it off I drove to a local performance venue and had to wait for a while in the car park for my singing-dancing 16 year old to finish the night’s musical inside. I thought a lot about the  wisdom and the pain of the story and the rich imagery that described an extremely traumatic experience.

I’ve heard mixed responses to The Life of Pi and different conclusions about which story is true. It ends with Pi saying to the writer, ‘Both stories end with me losing everything, so which one do you prefer?’

How we frame our stories can be beautiful or devastating. What we believe about our pain and the way we speak about it can frame a rich journey that leads us to growth and new beginnings or leave us in it, known and identified with a sad tale. It’s all in the telling.

I thought about the girls we work with sitting in that car park last night. They frame their stories beautifully. There are no tigers or whales by moonlit oceans but they speak of a journey of gratitude and hope. They find joy in their everyday world and the colour of their surrounds, their food, their traditional dress.

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There is no doubting that life is a challenge, often painful and many days a struggle, but there is also no doubt that they are walking through it with beauty.

Love you to join the journey,

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Warmly,

Jane for team ‘a Girl & her world’

 

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