Cast Away

My family is watching Cast Away.  I cannot join them.  For me it’s not a movie about perseverance and overcoming the odds.  For me its about being an island in a sea of humanity.

Cast Away hits me hard.  For many years I felt like I was on a deserted island.  That the movie ends in yet another form of isolation is what messes me up.

I’ve told my wife many times that “I’m going first”.  This movie is a harbinger of how I’ll feel if I’m wrong about that.


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