In the lobby of my building we have a small bookcase where folks leave books and magazines they no longer want and anyone can take anything they care to. I have periodically left books and on rare occasions picked up a few.
Last night, after checking my mailbox I decided to browse the latest offerings and found “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse” by Charlie Mackesy. I snatched that up so quick and hustled to the elevators like a thief. I could not imagine that someone left this!
I hadn’t read it before but I have seen the movie which was the 2023 Oscar winner for Best Animated Short.
“You watched an animated movie, Grace?” Yes, I know, I have often said I don’t care for animated movies (aside from Coraline) but on one of those sleepless, stressed out nights when my husband was in the nursing home, and I needed something to distract me. I found the movie on Apple+. (This is the trailer for the movie).
It is only 34 minutes long but it is 34 minutes well spent that will touch your heart.
The movie is the book word-for-word and visually the movie is SO captivating. I could gush for days. But I’ll stop here. Treat yourself to the movie, especially if, perhaps, you are not having a great day and you need something beautiful to look at and need to hear something to warm your heart.
Today’s Shower Song – Billy Joel – Piano Man