I watched this movie the other night and really enjoyed it. The movie is about a Father who comes out as gay, after his wife of 40+ years dies; his relationship with his son; and his son’s attempt to successfully stay in a long term relationship. They are both beginners on their different paths for romantic relationships. But love is the same, no matter what the gender combination. The movie was magical, tender, touching, sad, and very honest.
I feel that in many ways, we are all beginners now. As we learn to shed all the ways we have been taught to believe about ourselves and the world, we are embarking on new territory. We have learned to believe in many institutions, history, and our path as humans through lies. Now that more and more of these lies are being exposed, now that we are waking up to the truth of who we really are and of what we are capable, we are stepping off one path and onto another.
We have left that old “house”, and we are in the process of drawing up the blueprints for our new one. In the meantime, we are on the sidewalk with all the possessions we have chosen to keep, after discarding many of the ones we are leaving behind..the ones that don’t fit anymore. Some of these “possessions” we have easily and gladly shed, while others had to be stripped out of our hands.
These times are uncertain and yet exciting! Let’s enjoy them as best we can and leap with faith and imagination as we create the new!