Today was Hubby's birthday and we went on a date. First we went to the thrift store, then a nice lunch and off to see the movie "Lincoln."
We woke up to a mist and a yard and driveway full of water and ice. The sky was grey and it seemed like a perfect day to spend shopping, eating and watching a movie.
Apparently donations are down all over thrift world...it was the third place I've been in the last week that had lots of empty spaces. I should spend some time going through my treasures and add to their shelves. At any rate...we bought nothing. Sad.
So on to a nice lunch where we met a friend. Then we all went to see "Lincoln." We all enjoyed the 2 1/2 hours of court room like drama. To say that the process of getting legislation through Congress hasn't changed much is ironic. I would compare it to making sausage...you can't believe what has to be done to produce a final product...a very enlightening process.
I have had Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Team of Rivals, since it came out. This movie is based on parts of her book. I need to finish reading that book because the movie has piqued my interest again. I need more information.
Just this week it was announced that this movie is up for 12 Oscars. The cast is made up of many familiar faces...Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones to name just a few. The acting is mesmerizing. However, the ending is tragic. As people were leaving the theater, we heard them talk about how they knew what was coming but it was still a shock.
History...we need to learn about the past and remember the process and celebrate the victories.
Go see this movie...its well worth the effort. It makes you think and think some more.