Comparative Misery

Recently, I watched an old movie that starred Judith Dench and Maggie Smith, two excellent actresses. They were starring in a movie entitle “Ladies in Lavender.” The story involved a young man who washed ashore and was rescued and cared for by these two elderly sisters, one of whom (Judy Dench’s character) finds that she has become obsessed with the young man. Her sister (Maggie Smith’s character) has been married and has experienced the joys of being in love. When the young man leaves to become a concert violinist in London, Dench’s character, though consoled by her sister who recognizes Dench’s love for this young man, throws herself on the bed and sobs miserably. Reader, I’m about to tell you something very trite but forgive me. When I saw this scene in the movie, I reached into my own soul trying to feel the depth of sorrow felt by this character. The closest I could come up with was a recent weekend when my computer was in the shop, and I was computer-less. Yes, I’m embarrassed to suggest this comparison so please forgive me for such a trivial comparison to love gone awry.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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