Friday, November 11, 2005

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Currently WatchingNow and Then
By Christina Ricci, Demi Moore
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I'm watching this movie on ABC Family, and it's making me think.  Where does this cynicism we develop as we become adults come from?  In a matter of a couple years, we go from sweet kids who are often completely genuine about our hurts and love of one another to adults who find it nearly impossible to trust anyone, even God, who loves us unconditionally and desires our companionship.  No wonder He said that we can only enter the kingdom of heaven with the faith of a child.

I know we have to grow up... and it's good in many ways.  But it's kind of hard to know what kind of innocence is lost, too.  Many of us who used to have so much in common stop talking to one another, or can't seem to find anything in common anymore, and the "friends forever" vow gets forgotten, even though meant it with all our hearts and in all sincerity.  You can't go back.  You can allow Christ to change your heart, but that innocence is gone.

It kind of makes me sad...

Samantha:  I knew at that moment, our days of playing make-believe were over.  As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just believe.  It's not that we don't want to.  But too much has happened... and we can't.

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