Monday, September 22, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you”, a quote from the popular book by John Green.  Another transition of a book to screen and a great one at that! Hazel Grace, played by Shailene Woodley is a 16 year old girl with terminal cancer.  She attends a support group and meets 18 year old Augustus Waters, played by Ansel Elgort.  It’s their story of love and death in their crazy world of trying to live through their cancers. There is a lot of story to be told in this movie as Hazel and Gus try to live normal lives in spite of their illness even going to Amsterdam in search of an author that has changed Hazel’s life. This movie is much more than death or cancer – it’s a story about life.  How we deal with people that we love and how we deal with death.  Their journey all comes to a close when Augustus wants to hear his eulogies before he dies.  Hazel and his best friend come together and share their love for their friend and in that instant – they tell each other how they are going to be remembered and why.  In a world of people – they will remember each other.  For me, this movie must’ve hit the right chord because I would watch it again, same as Heaven is for Real, because they both speak volumes about our lives.   I opened this blog with a quote from the book and I may be getting a little personal here, but I believe the statement to be true.  When we lose a loved one, we should feel honored to have loved them.  We chose to love them and even in their death, we are still the luckiest person to have been their friend.

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