- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...
The Poem That Inspired My Blog's Subtitle
Bear and Babybear
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Brian's Song - Starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams
I first heard of this movie after my husband died when my friend introduced me to the theme song from this movie. You can hear the song in this post.
I immediately looked up the song on zip.ca and put it on my Zip List. It finally came this week.
Brian's Song was a made-for-tv movie based on the story of Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers, two players for the Chicago Bears. They develop a unique friendship as rookies. When Sayers injures his knee, it is Piccolo who encourages him not to give up. Later, Piccolo is diagnosed with cancer which only deepens their friendship.
The movie was short, only 74 minutes long, but a very nice, if sad, movie.
It started with a quote that I would like to share:
"Ernest Hemingway said every true story ends in death. Well, this is a true story."
Such a simple quote, yet, speaks volumes, doesn't it? No happy ever after.
We played Brian's Song at the funeral, and it's nice to know the story behind the song. I'm glad I got a chance to watch the movie, even though the hospital scenes bring back memories for me.