Part 2 of 3: About 6 months later, we were back up from Florida again and took GD to her second movie, “Brother Bear”, being sure to bring her “booster”. We bought the popcorn and she watched the movie while eating prodigious amounts of popcorn and sipping coke from a paper cup. She did not even notice the tragic events that were part of that movie. She absorbed it as a spiritual message.
After returning to her house and the adults were talking about the violence that had seemed to have entered many animated movies (He parents took a bye on the actual movie.)
Her mother brought up the fact that seeming violence was part of the movies she had seen as a young girl.
She next uttered a sentence (“After all, Nemo’s mother had been killed at the start of that movie.”). That created a chilling response from this 2 ½ year-old pitcher –
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She shouted –
“Nemo’s mother is dead!”, pause,
“My heart is broken!, pause,
“You have ruined my whole life!”
GD ran into her bedroom, dived under the bed and sobbed uncontrollably for the longest time.
The pathos could have been cut with a knife.
This was from the little Miss whose nickname in her soccer (That’s football, EV.) league was “Killer” at age
Stay tuned for Part 3, tomorrow.
Update: Changed 9 to 8.