Life Doesn’t Always Go According to Plan

ImageThe tag line from the Philadelphia-based film “Silver Linings Playbook” is probably true for all of us – Life doesn’t always go according to plan. It rarely does, right? A dear friend of mine often repeated something her mother told her,” You can’t trust your own slip.” If memory serves, her mom once pinned something important to her slip (women used to wear those under their dresses). When she went to get that something she pinned to her slip – it was gone. Thus, “you can’t trust your own slip.”

“Silver Linings Playbook” is all about trusting and loving, then being hurt and crawling back from dark places. There have been times when I was in a dark place, but having the presence of mind to talk to someone; troubleshoot the problem and get back to where I need to be has prevented me from diving into a place that others unfortunately visit – some for too long. Inquirer columnist Karen Heller did a superb job writing about “Silver Linings Playbook.” So I will let her tell you why the film should be honored this award season.

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