Ageless Or Aging Musings #8

I’ve discovered over the years that while I often agree with the quote “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” sometimes I understand the need to embrace the insanity, even if it’s rooted in childhood.  Recently I embraced the insane idea to watch another sad dog movie, The Art Of Racing In The Rainafter I’ve sworn off those movies for years as I do not recover as quickly from long bouts of tears as I did in my younger days.  My mother, who consoled me often during childhood after watching Old Yeller and Lassie, reminded me that this was not a good idea and that I could not handle it any better then I did as a child.  I immediately reminded her that Kevin Costner, who we love, is the voice of the dog and at this age I might be able to keep the tears at bay.  After further analysis, the quote is absolutely true and should not be trifled with just because of Kevin Costner and now I need to wear sunglasses for the next month to cover these puffy eyes (five stars for the movie and I was crying too much to enjoy the perfectly named cider).

9 responses to “Ageless Or Aging Musings #8”

  1. I hear you! I have sworn off movies that make me ugly cry, as the saying goes. Dogs or children dying get crossed off the list.

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    1. It may be a long time before I watch another dog movie and now I hope I can still watch all my favorite Kevin Costner roles without crying.🙂

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      1. Yeah, I’ve pretty much stopped watching dog movies.

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  2. Aw, of course, you with your soft heart for animals wept! 🙂 I read the book and that was tough enough. I imagine the film would be even tougher. Yet, what I find amazing is that you can sit through horror films with nary a twinge!

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    1. There was so much more in this movie than I expected and now wish I had paid attention to the book or movie reviews so I would have been better prepared. I never thought I would watch the movie and then Kevin Costner changed my mind. I don’t know how I’ve entered this horror movie phase with my niece, but I have told her not to recommend any horror movies where something happens to the dog or cat.🙂

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  3. It’s hard NOT to cry when an animal is hurt or dies in the movies.

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    1. Yes, it’s been a lifetime of a ready reply of are you insane when anyone mentions watching a dog movie in the family.

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  4. I used to be a robot but these days I can’t put myself though the emotional wringer of watching a sad film: I hate when horrid things happen, when people or animals die, when Dumbo and his mum get separated…oh dear…welling up…

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    1. I have lost track of all the Disney movies I have cried through since childhood beginning with Dumbo and Bambi and most recently Inside Out (hopefully the children in the theater did not hear me sobbing).🙂

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