I just finished watching the movie. So profound and thought provoking. The film was so personal to Doug and his family, but so appropriate for us all to experience through him.
I am a journal keeper myself. One of the first questions I wanted to ask Doug is if he was glad he read the journals or does he wish he would have left them alone? I think the answer would be that he is satisfied that he read them and has found the balance of love and forgiveness and empathy for his Mother. If you read this Doug, will you please answer this for me. Im sure you can agree, if you have ever journaled yourself, that since this is mostly a tool to vent when one is unhappy and stressed and going through a crises,isn’t the perception of your mothers chronic unhappiness skewed? and overly dramatized?
I am in the process of debating weather to burn my journals (Ive kept them since I was 13) or not. I am afraid to let my daughter read them and think my life was so miserable. It was/is not, it’s just the unhappy times are the times I mostly write. I am too busy to write when I am in my joy. Any thoughts? Nini