Tonight we watched The Railway Man. A poignant film, starring Colin Firth. It described the trauma suffered by prisoners of concentration camps during the second world war. The flashbacks were horrific. The suffering and anguish went on long after they prisoners returned home. They tried to live normal lives, but lived with their haunting past.
The Minis watched the film, without too many interruptions, or too many questions, which is testament enough to the film’s quality.
Half way through Mini said: “That man really suffered didn’t he? Bad things happened to him. Is that why I do things I don’t understand too?”
Other Mini responded: ” I bet more happened to them, that they don’t show in the film. More that was too scary to show.”
I will never fully know what happened to the Minis in the past. Some things they will be too young to actually remember. But I see the emotional scars. I see their trauma displayed. I see their flashbacks.
We live it everyday.
Two more of my blog exploring the trauma my two experienced.
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