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I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G Dear Rocky - Gone With The Wind

Dear Rocky,

Well, you don't get more classic than Gone With The Wind.  I saw it at the movie theatre on its 50th anniversary with my best friend Brett.  What an awesome experience to see it on the big screen.

Of all the relationships I could choose to analyse, I have chosen to write about Scarlett's relationship to Tara - her family plantation.

Along with Rhett Butler, Tara remained a constant in Scarlett's life - no matter where she was.

I wonder if most of us feel this way about our home.  No matter where we are.  And I wonder if in some way, we all long to go back.  Home.

Scarlett goes to great lengths to ensure Tara remains in her family.  She marries for money to save the plantation, works in the fields, fights, starves and even kills for it.  At the end of the movie, it's the thought of waking up at Tara the following morning that brings her peace amongst her pain, knowing that with her home, she has a solid foundation from which to live her life.

I have always felt a similar way for my family home, although it is the presence of my parents as opposed to the structure that draws me there.  Unfortunately for Scarlett, she didn't have the luxury of having her parents as I do.  But I can see the similarities.

I give it a 9.5/10 Rocky - after all, it is a little long!


Read Rocky's review here!


  1. Jodie, I agree with the 9.5 rating.

    Damyanti, cohost AZ 2014

  2. *deep breath* (hard swallow) *another deep breath* I've...I've...

    I'v'eneverseenGoneWithTheWind. All of it, that is. You can't live in America without having seen some of it, but...I've never seen it the whole way through. I've heard such good things about it and the book. But. like you said. It's long, and I'm busy. lol!

    Great review, and I love how you looked at her relationship with her home. Very interesting!

    1. Haha that's hilarious Ava! I'm off to check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jodie, your relationship choice to examine is inspired!


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