February 25, 2008
life in general: "i sit here watching..."
"I sit here watching..."
10.45 pm, Monday, 25 Feb '08: As I sit here watching, on my notebook computer, Parzania movie (I did a review of this movie exactly a year ago in February 2007) for probably the umpteenth time I am yet again moved deeply by the many moments and scenes in the movie.
Of those many scenes, I wish to describe just one in this post -- it involves the American character in the movie typing in his typewriter and commenting on the Parsi woman (played by Sarika) who lost her son in the Gujarat genocide of February-March 2002. He types, "I sit here watching the strongest woman I have ever known understanding that the Lord only gives a person a burden they are strong enough to handle; that the burdens must fall somewhere in this world and when they fall on you it is not just a test but a symbol that life knows you have the strength to endure them. Never in my life I would have guessed that religion could both be the cause of the problem and the solution."