Today since we didn't have too much to do and Hannah started back to school we thought we would go see a movie. We don't go to often as it is just too expensive, but we thought we would catch a matinee, and thus be cheaper. We had talked previously about seeing Zero Dark Thirty, the movie about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and the team that killed him. It was a little graphic in the beginning when they were interrogating the prisoners that the United States had captured in the Middle East. I know though that we were not near as inhuman as they were towards their prisoners. I don't want to get into a political discussion here because that is an area that is very sensitive. So....you need to go see it I guess to come to your own conclusions. I don't know if any of you have gone but I can tell you one thing for sure........you walk out of that theater ready to kiss the ground, that you were born in the United States. Wow! Do we take for granted here the freedoms that this country allows us as citizens. We may grumble and complain but I think living there for one week would be enough for me to be ready to come back to higher taxes, and milk prices. The women, Sheesh! I don't know how they live under the brutal treatment that they endured just because they were born female.
Anyway, I just wanted to share and to write down for my own self to read again some day, to remind myself, (without seeing the movie again) how fortunate I am to live where I do.
I don't think it is going to be as cold or dreary in Indiana tomorrow as it was yesterday or today. The sun will be out, "if" it is hidden by the clouds. If any of you saw the Golden Globe awards last night on TV you saw that Jessica Chastain won for best actress in a drama for Zero Dark Thirty. She played a CIA agent who was responsible for finding Bin Laden. I told my husband she deserved the award simply because of all the names she had to learn to pronounce in the movie.
As Lee Greenwood's famous song says: I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free! God Bless the USA!