In my last post, I wrote about my disappointment at not being able to stay at the local multiplex cinema to see Les Misèrables – a film that has been on my ‘must-see’ list since I heard about the film.
However, I have now actually seen it!! Although it meant that my Personal Assistant and I had to travel further afield to a cinema that is not as big and imposing as the cinema that is nearby.
And it has made me realise that although our lives is plagued with problems as a result with chronic illness – and often we feel that it leaves us unable to do things that we once enjoyed. However, maybe the last statement is not true – maybe the way we used to do something is something we are unable to do; but there may be another way that we can still participate in the particular activity. We just need to find a different path to be able to enjoy our chosen activity.
Not that the cinema was without problems for me – all of the stimuli from objects flying towards the screen, the loud audio and high ceilings left me feeling very dizzy, and often had experiences of vertigo and vision lost throughout the film; but even so I thoroughly enjoyed the film and found a real sense of accomplishment that I managed to overcome all the unpleasant symptoms and stay to watch the entire film. I could not recommend the film enough – the beautiful songs and the incredible performances of all the cast (and in my opinion, even include Russell Crowe in this) carries the audience through a number of emotions throughout the film – and yes, I cried several times through the film.
That old adage is indeed correct – “where there’s a will; there’s a way!”