Tonight I went to see Elizabethtown. The film brings that feeling of being in a room of old-timer relatives who grew up in the South, knew your mom when she was your age, and who don't take the stresses of this world too seriously because they've been through too much to dwell on the day to day.

It's hard to watch movies where a parent dies. Eventually, I'm going to get a phone call and someone on the other end will tell me my mom or dad have passed from this world. (Well, this is assuming that I don't die before they do.) Movies like this make me feel like I should live closer to home to be with my parents to know who they are now. Then, when that inevitable phone call comes, perhaps it won't feel quite so... I don't know what the word is but regretful comes to mind. It doesn't fit exactly, but it's the closest I can get right now at 3:11 in the morning.


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