Facebook Movie

You know those cute little Facebook movies that were rolled out on Tuesday.  The ones that review your life and all of it's precious moments? 


I was feeling ONCE AGAIN like a martian from another planet knowing that something that brings happiness and smiles to other people (or tears of joy) would most likely throw me into a tailspin of grief and have me crying and out of commission for the rest of the day.

But then, my mom called early yesterday morning and said, "I have a question. How come when I click on Erik Feig's movie on Facebook, I see a movie of me?"   Bless her heart.  Hee Hee Hee.  I love you mom!  (Oh mom - please forgive me for throwing you under the bus this time but your question brought such a big smile to my face.)  I explained that clicking on the link would indeed bring her to her own Facebook movie and that if she wanted to watch Erik's, she needed to click the image that looked like a photo collage with an arrow in the middle.  We laughed and laughed.

I also liked what my dad's wife's son's new wife had to say (did you follow that?  My step-sister in law) - "Ok, people, let's be real. The only person that's gonna watch your Facebook movie is YOU (and possibly your grandma)"  HA HA! So true.  For the rest of the morning, every time that I saw someone had posted about their Facebook movie, I suppressed a little giggle.

Finally I succumbed to the pressure (the completely imagined & in my head pressure)  and made my Facebook movie.  That random/not so random collage of photos of the last 6 years of my life (obviously excluding the two years right after losing Maxie) was pretty accurate I have to say.  And, I actually liked watching it all unroll in a beautiful and quick like montage.  

It didn't ruin my day.  It didn't actually do anything to my day at all.  It was just nice to see us looking like a normal family for less than a minute.


Unknown said...

It was beautiful. I loved seeing the pictures of Maxie and Mo

Taryn said...