Brokeback Mountain – 2

A good, sad, tragic, poinent movie. I have my own story, as do we all. It was interesting hearing the perceptions of the others in the group of four with whom I saw the movie. The straight guy didn’t like it. The gay guy who never had a problem admitting to or being in a relationship with another guy said he just could not connect with the characters – “we all can make choices.” The other gay guy was on an emotional rollercoaster. And me. Unless you are caught in the situation where all your choices seem to be wrong – all seem to hurt other people – you cannot understand the tragic situations presented in the characters of this movie.
I can understand.

Brokeback Mountain

I’m just about to leave to see Brokeback Mountain. I’ve been reading the personal stories people have written on the website – so many of them are heartbraking.
So many of us have our own stories that are so similiar to Ennis and Jack’s (I think that is their names). I have my own story. They never leave you.
I’m actually a bit nervous. I know that it will be a difficult movie to watch – a flood of memories, feelings, thoughts, lost possibilities, questions, and who knows what else. Yet, these are the experiences that life is made of. They cannot be denied, they cannot be ignored. To try to avoid such things is to avoid living.