I started blogging last Feb. and in May I first learned about the memorial day from friends' blogs. Now I knew how much the day means for American people; as is the day when summer starts. Some of my old friends might think you have read this last year but would you let me tell you a bit again.
I'd like to express sincere prayer to all the war victims in the world.
"Gone With The Wind" was the very first movie I've seen at the theater when I was a Junior high school girl. This movie gave me the deepest impact on my mind; both the strong character of the heroin and the devastation war can cause as well as the historic background of north and south. The cute black maid was really lovely one humorous character who brightened the movie.
My father who fought World WarⅡcame back suffering from malaria never mentioned about his traumatic memories, except one moment;
I clearly remember the words he uttered blankly or rather his tone of voice etched into my memory .
When TV movie show put the movie on the air later, movie lover father and daughter were watching it together. Seeing me watching it so intensely, he murmured, "War leaves a permanent scar on our mind.....". His sad looking expression still is unforgettable for me. The movie left striking image to me at the time knowing the war brings hardship not only for men but also for women; especially from the scene which the heroin promising to live strongly in the vast field with carrot in one hand.
Watching these movies and dramas were one of my favorite sweet memories with him. His favorite was war story called "Combat". This made me feel a bit bizarre even today, thinking he was a living witness of tragedy. Well, he had no reaction when I let him hear the sound of the impressive voice saying "staring Vic Morrow" at the beginning through smart-phone using You-tube.
I hope friends in America have a wonderful holiday and friends in other parts will have a marvelous new week.
PS> I'm not sure yet, but I may be away from PC for several days (only with smart-phone). So frogive me not being able to visit you, my friends.