Monday, June 16, 2014

and I swear the sun shone brighter that day

kiss the sun
I would say the stars shone brighter but, let's be real....I live in Atlanta, there are no stars. Just a sky full of city lights.

I know people don't want to see The Fault in Our Stars because it's a cancer movie, and it's sad. And it is a cancer movie. And it is sad. It's a peek into the reality of what cancer is and makes "ignorance is bliss" the truest statement there ever was. 

But more than a movie about cancer, it's a movie about life. 

It ignites your senses. I don't think I've been more acutely aware of my ability to climb steps or take a deep breath of fresh city-smog air. 
Take A Deep Breath

It reminds you what it's like to be in that blinded first love. The kind of love when you weren't ever jaded and you believed everything. 

And it makes you thankful for the day. Who hasn't wished for a Monday to turn into a Friday or 8am to be 5pm or even for winter to turn into spring. I will be the first to admit I can get so consumed by work stress or personal stress and simply forget that there is good even when life is not. 

Yes you will ugly cry. Or maybe you'll just walk away with a headache from stoically holding it all in. But you will most likely walk away thankful. Or maybe just appreciate all our little infinities. 
Our stars 🌟 

"It's a good life, Hazel Grace." 

That it is. 



Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

And this post made me cry… I'm going to have to brave up before watching this x

P!nky said...

i'm one of three people in the world that hasn't read the book, but heard great things.

Sad things in our world make me realize how lucky I am and how thankful I should be. To just be walking upstairs or have the stresses I do. Thanks for the reminder.

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Well said Ashley :)

We all need to appreciate the simple things and live in the moment. Tomorrow is never promised.

BLovedBoston said...

I'm not sure I could see the movie in the theaters for the ugly crying reason - every since marley and me haha! But i think you're totally right about it giving you a different perspective - a one to love the life we have!!

Erin LFF said...

What an amazing perspective on the book/movie Ashley. I am looking forward to reading it first and then seeing it. No matter how sad it is, you are right- stories like this can really make you appreciate what you've got.

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, it was such a good movie. I loved the book and was sure that the movie would be a let down, but it wasn't! And you are totally right--not about death, but about life!

Ashley said...

Ugh I want to see it so bad! But I kind of want to read the book first!

Fit With Flash said...

I've been putting off this book/movie for exactly those reasons... but I've heard it's amazing so I'm sure I'll read it at some point. usually two years later like most of the trendy books...
Catching up on your blog today and loving it. : ) xoxo