Another “reblog” to consider
Originally posted on ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ (in Christ Jesus):
The movie started out as an endearing story of a man who was deeply in love with his wife of 44 years. He was so in love with her that he could not imagine being “away from her.” Even though his wife’s Alzheimer’s had taken away her memory of their 44-year marriage and she fell for another man with the same illness, the husband was intent on not being “away from her,” or so it seemed. Sadly, by the end of the movie she was not only away from him, he was away from her in both body and in soul.
Well into the first half it seemed as though the movie was trying to draw me in to sympathize more with him than with Alzheimer’s. Naturally, we can and should sympathize with the psychologically complex issues surrounding Alzheimer’s and the grief felt by those whose loved ones are stricken…
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