Thursday, April 14, 2016

My Nose: The Bigger Version trailer

    I recently saw the documentary LOOK AT US NOW MOTHER by Gayle Kirschenbaum. Its about a woman who grew up with a very critical mother and how she worked through it and still has a relationship with her mother. The first thing that I thought when I watched this film is thank G-d that my mother is nothing like this mother. The next thing that I thought was how brave it was of  Kirshenbaum to have made this film. What you see is a very self confidant daughter who realizes that her mother though flawed  did the best that she could and that she was able to forgive her and have a good relationship with her as an adult . Of course this is done with much therapy and work on herself.   So many people in this situation are not strong enough to get to the place Kirshenbaum has. Kirshenbaum has used this film as a platform for people who have had emotionally abusive parents to be able to deal with their pasts and move forward . She gives seminars on this subject.
     Pesach is coming soon. Its a time for when families converge. Its a time to break free from bad patterns and form stronger bonds with loved ones. Everyone may not have had  as tough of a journey as Gayle Kirshenbaum has but we all certainly can learn from it.

1 comment:

Garnel Ironheart said...

Wihtout emotional abuse, how would Jews raise their children?