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Monday, November 1, 2010

Thinking about purple

I don’t know how many times I’ve seen the movie The Color Purple with Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and a cast of other well-known and talented actors. The same scenes touch me each time; like when Sofia gets beat and put in jail, Miss Celie puts a curse on Mister, when Sofia finally sees her children for a brief moment after eight years… and many more.

image The one scene that never fails to move me is when Celie and Nettie are finally reunited in the end, and Celie meets her children. Tonight it dawned on me, Celie gets her happy ending. She’s old as all get out when it happens, but it’s a happy ending nonetheless – her life finally takes a turn for the better.

Is it possible that after so much struggle a happy ending is possible? Compare your situation with Celie’s – in relative terms – do you see the light at the end? I’m not just asking you, I’m asking myself as well.

When a moment of hope peeks through the clouds

The miles of travel seem quick

When a glimpse of light makes it through the dark

Time doesn’t seem so thick.

Reaching out to grab the thinnest of threads

The celebration welling up from within

Hoping this time when I see the light

The pain and struggle really. will. end. -Petula



  1. I've never seen that movie. I have wanted to and just never got to it. Beautiful prose. :O)

  2. Oh, I really need to see this... I've only seen parts of it, but never the entire movie. Sounds really amazing!

  3. I'm really surprised you ladies haven't seen it. It's one of my favorites. Now that I've seen it so often I look into the real meaning behind what's going on. It's actually a very deep movie from several perspectives.

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  6. It is an awesome movie. Great post, Petula!

  7. I have not seen the movie either. But my cousin has; her dad got it for them from the British Council. This was waay back in the 80s. She keeps raving about it. I think I'll go look for it. I didn't before now because from all descriptions, it sounded like a sad movie and I don't do sad movies. They affect me longer than they should so I've learned to just stay away from them. Still, I just might check this out.



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