i haven't watched a movie for myself in months. i decided yesterday, as a gentleness break to take some time to watch Miss Potter. it was so beautiful, inspiring, as a woman, an artist and a writer. i fell in love with it.
i had to stop it at the beginning and run and get my journal so that i could write down the quote she opens the movie with:
"There's something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you."
i knew immediately that i would love this film. i did. it pulled me in as i watched this woman far before her time navigate so many of the areas of life i need assistance and inspiration in. it was beautiful.
a couple more quotes from the film:
"My mother and I have come to an understanding. We've agreed not to understand each other."
and this one, after purchasing a farm connected to her property was my favorite:
"Please sir, I am no longer in the habit of being lectured to and thankfully I no longer require your approval or anyone else's."
beatrix potter was an amazing woman. how i wish i had someone like her in my life now.
they end the movie hearkening back to it's opening quote, but include a bit more:
"There's something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong."
it is a wonderful story and i highly recommend it.