Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Color Purple

Shug: More than anything God love admiration.
Celie: You saying God is vain?
Shug: No, not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Celie: You saying it just wanna be loved like it say in the bible?
Shug: Yeah, Celie. Everything wanna be loved.

The dialog above is from my all time favorite movie "The Color Purple" and this is one of my favorite scene's. I turn to this movie whenever I am depressed or down. It always makes me feel better. And as you can guess, I have seen it many times.

People ask me, "How can such a depressing movie make you feel better?"

I get so caught up with the story that I forget about my own problems and sadness. When the story ends on such an uplifting note, I too am lifted out of my funk.

Why haven't I watched it yet? I dunno. I don't think I will need to this time.

Every morning when I leave for work I walk like a zombie from my back door to my car. Never noticing much along the way. On Friday I noticed something I had not noticed before.

I remember several months ago Georgie and I planted some seeds to see if we could grow some flowers. I do not have a green thumb at all so this springing up is pretty much a miracle to me.

This little glimpse of the color purple spoke volumes to me. I felt like it was God's way of saying, "I love you and you have plenty be thankful for."

He is right.

God, forgive me.
I see it now.


caramaena said...

You and I have the same sort of thumb I think :)

Pretty flowers, what are they?

Carol said...

I'm so glad you received an encouraging "word" in the form of those flowers. The beauty in this world is such powerful evidence of God's love for His creation, including you :) I also love it that He is OK with us being down or feeling distant at times.

Minnesota Nice said...

George, what a wonderful sign.
I have always looked at the purple iris flower as my "spirit flower". I just love them.
My brother died of aids about 10 years ago. The morning of his memorial service, I went for a walk - the same path that I have taken a hundred times. On that walk, I saw 3 different huge patches of purple iris, all in full bloom, that I had never noticed before. It was glorious beyond words.
Have a good week ahead, George.

Scott K. Johnson said...

The signs are usually all around - just waiting for us to notice.

Good find my friend!

Michko said...

What an awesome post, George. Good for you for noticing God talking to you.

gina said...

That is so cool G, xoxo G, finally you opening your eyes. lol

Bernard said...

Thanks George.

Hey, my captcha word is pneoy - an anagram of peony. That's another lovely flower.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

Thanks Lord.

Kerri. said...

What a beautiful post, SuperG.

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