From Garnette Arledge:
Here's a NY Times movie review for an important film. So important to me that I signed up to review the review at the on-line NY Times Forum. My first ever step-out into the erudite world of the Times.
Here's what I wrote:
Butterfly Effect Butterflies are more than metaphors to those of us who have first hand experience with the Hospice philosophy of patient-centered compassion. As a Hospice Chaplain, I provided staff, volunteers and families with this amazing book so we could remember, confronted with dying, inside that cocoon is vast consciousness. We can communicate, even non-verbally, through our presence, care and attention even to an eyelid flickering and pressure from a dry hand.
Highly recommend this brilliant and life-affirming movie which was first mentioned to me by AAUW member Denise Springer. The movie is in French with subtitles.
MOVIES | November 30, 2007
Movie Review | 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly': Body Unwilling, a Mind Takes Flight
By A. O. SCOTT
With “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Julian Schnabel demonstrates his own imaginative freedom in every frame and sequence.