For the first time, I watched "It's A Wonderful Life". Just finished it about a quarter of an hour ago. Despite it being on television with commercials and all, I sat through the entire way. That's rare for me and a movie. Even more rare is that the last forty-five minutes were spent utterly enthralled by the spirit of the film.
While another happy ending lends me to tears and also tends to bore me to them at times, I thought it appropriate with this film. I was truly touched. And my chin is wearing the stains of a few ducts as I type.
But then, as Life would have it, came "Breaking News" in color as the black & white of that classic film left my television screen ...
"Bernie Madoff's Son Found Dead After Apparent Suicide," next ... on your evening news.
That's not a happy ending and I'm sad to hear or read or see any of that stuff.
I just am ...
Money rarely buys time or happiness. And we could all use a Guardian Angel along the way.