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Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Years 2016

So, one of Mate's New Year's Eve Traditions is to watch the thin Man movies back to back until the dark hours of the morning.

This year, he watched them as well, and Zoomboy and Squish came to love them, just like Chicken had before him.

And this year, Ted Turner came on during an intermission and told the following story--

William Powell, sad over the death of his fiancé, Jean Harlow, and recovering from cancer treatment, was resting in Europe. While in Europe he encountered a young man who was running somewhere, money clutched in his hand, but who got so excited when he saw William Powell. Mr. Powell got a translator, and the young boy told him that his parents had given him money to go see a movie. He was on the way to see a William Powell movie, because they made him laugh.

Mr. Powell returned to Hollywood shortly after that--because he remembered why he did what he did, and how important it was to some people and how much he loved doing it.

I love this story.

This year, may we find the reasons we do the important things. May we work to bring joy to others. May we recover from the hurts the world has given us. May the good we do the world outdo the bad the world has done to us.

Happy New Years, everybody! May our reason to have faith be running toward us, coins clutched happily in its fist.

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3 comments:

Rhae Camdyn said...

Happy New Year's to you as well, Amy & family! May you each find your special light to shine this year and for many more to come.

Joe said...

Amy, my best friend and the person who introduced me to your books, was killed in a car wreck a month ago. I wished I could have done like William Powell and ran away to Europe, because I have not felt like doing many of the things I've enjoyed. As the new year begins, I want to go back to enjoying life. It's hard because the sadness won't go away anytime soon, but my frown would want me to continue to enjoy life, thank you for this wonderful New Year's post. Happy New Year Amy to you and your family.

Denise said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Amy.