My plan was simple. Go get new running shoes. Scott and A. were going to the baseball game, I was going to get new running shoes without a 3.5 foot distraction. I was giddy.
Scott decided he wanted to mow the yard, "Because rain is coming." I thought to myself, "So?" The grass won. The running store closed before I could get there. Scott said, "Just go tomorrow." Now, I tried to keep my head from exploding. Really. I calmly said, "I'll have A. with me tomorrow and it will be so much harder(you know, to reassemble the running store and all)...blah, blah, whine, whine." My perfect plan was laid to rest.
I perked up once I realized I could eat Pad Thai right out of the Styrofoam ALL BY MYSELF and watch the latest treat from Netflix. Who needed new running shoes anyway?
I settled into Big Brown (our recliner...it's tasteful I promise) and started watching. And eating. I knew I had wanted to see this movie, you know, because it was on my queue and all...but I couldn't remember what it was about. Oh my, if you like documentaries, if you like feel-good-teacher-student-life-changing movies, if you like history, if you are human...please rent this movie:
Paper Clips is just amazing. You see how a simple idea can transform into something larger than you can grasp; how people in a rural Tennessee town can learn from a horrible evil in our history. It's a movie about hope, about connection to our past, to the larger world, to all humanity...and yes, about paper clips too.