the big tearjerker

I’ve praised the Big C before. It’s only been one season, but it has to be one of the most thoughtful shows ever made. I know a lot of people don’t have premium tv channels and haven’t seen it, so if that’s you, watch this final scene in the finale episode.

This scene and this song (“Lullaby” by Sia) have been on my mind all week.

Laura Linney’s teenage son was just told his mom has cancer and while she is at the hospital, he finds an envelope in her purse which says, “don’t open until I’m gone.” He opens it and finds a key to a storage unit. This scene is what he discovers in that storage unit.

I cried my eyes: it was almost to the extreme of needing frozen spoons to depuff them before work the next morning. If you know someone with a life-threatening disease, think of them; think of how it would feel to lose them. Life is sacred. It could be all we have. Enjoy all of it you get.

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  1. jesse, we have cable, and don't pay the big bucks for the premium channels, so we still miss the best shows.

    it really is beautiful. what a blessing that she knows what is to come, so she could prepare for her son's entire lifetime without her. i wonder what i would do.

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