The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is what my dad would call "a nice bit of a movie."
Give me anything with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and I am quite happy.
Here's one of my favorite lines from the movie: "Everything will be alright in the end. And if it is not alright, it's not the end."
I keep repeating it to myself in trying times. How do I know it's not just a throw-away movie line, but maybe a message? Trust.
by Thomas R. Smith
It's like so many other things in life
to which you must say no or yes.
So you take your car to the new mechanic.
Sometimes the best thing to do is trust.
The package left with the disreputable-looking
clerk, the check gulped by the night deposit,
the envelope passed by dozens of strangers—
all show up at their intended destinations.
The theft that could have happened doesn't.
Wind finally gets where it was going
through the snowy trees, and the river, even
when frozen, arrives at the right place.
And sometimes you sense how faithfully your life
is delivered, even though you can't read the address.
"Trust" by Thomas R. Smith, from Waking Before Dawn. © Red Dragonfly Press, 2007.