|Give him a kiss.....go on...|
Not sure today why I was in such a melancholy mood. Maybe the fatigue from a week of the worst flu ever just caught up to me. Or the grey, wet November day, not fitting into my jeans...a slew of thing perhaps.
Anyway, I was watching X-Factor ....usually a whole lot of cheese with a bit of drama mixed in......(lots of drama last week). I watch because I love raw talent and actually usually prefer it before they start to get X-factored...raw and original. Tonight for Thanksgiving each song was dedicated to someone in each contestants life...beginning with a short video about that dedication. From the young Rachel who was born to a crack user, abused and lived in a crack house as an infant, later to be adopted into a loving family, to the stories of Melanie, Marcus, Leroy and their struggles, to my favourite Chris...a 7 month clean drug addict...the stories were real and compelling. I love teens and young adults and there is a fine group on this show this year. Anyway, they were all so genuine...I found myself weeping like a fool....I really don't cry easily at TV and movies, but it really moved me.
When I was reading blogs tonight, I decided to go back one year, and there on November 22, 2010 was my post about losing my Gracie Dog, exactly one year ago. So I had another cry about that.
And then....I checked my email and my sister had sent photos of her favourite pig. He made a kiss, then he laughed. It was just what I needed.
|Photos by Belinda Wagg|