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It Would Have Been Her Happiest Day

This Friday, my niece was born. I received the message via text, with a picture attached. I cried. I was so overcome with happiness, I couldn't contain it. Later that day, I finally spoke to my brother and he told me all was well. He is not close enough for me to see this wonderful addition and with the way we've all become robots to technology, I've not even spoken to my sister-in-law yet. Everything has been through our phones, but very few voices have been heard and I am anxious to hear her coos and giggles, cries and sighs. It will, I imagine, melt my heart.

Yesterday, I had a different feeling and it shook me; physically. I knew it was coming, but I wasn't ready for how it came upon me. Someone mentioned their parents "not being ready to be grandparents" yet and I laughed, told them they have time and went down to make myself some lunch. As I sat in the kitchen, I thought about my brother and his wife, staring in wonder at the life they created and the s…

March 2016 Movies

Room - Cliche driven, poorly written script can't be saved by wonderful acting. Bedevilled - Korean drama/horror works in many ways, but that ending really bothered me.Captain America: The Winter Soldier - shockingly bad, after solid first film. The Trial - Welles' adaptation of Kafka novel as metaphor for Nazi Germany. Perkins shines.Last Shift - Underrated horror flick, with very solid performance by star and unnerving tension.Indigenous - Panama Jungle meets The Descent. Yep! Aside from good looking women, a dud.Criminal Minds: Season 9 - Repetitive, but character development and chemistry is its charm.Macbeth - Poorly adapted script and too much scenery, makes play lose all play quality.Crimson Peak - First complete letdown from Del Toro. One of the worst movies I've ever seen.Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado - Very slow start, but the last 20 minutes is hilarious. The Tribe - Sign language...no subtitles. One of the most bizarre films ever. Troubling.Up - Emotionally …