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Powerful. As a dad I don't think I can send it to my kids I also think sending to friends would open some interesting feelings. Still I liked it.Tova's Dad
That was excellent/sad.
Powerful. I admit that many a time I acted like the younger guy in the movie. What I feel though, is that my dad wouldn't be able to produce such such a diary. Even if he did write stuff down.
without getting technical how does he remember where the diary is but cant remember a sparrow he just saw?
my grandmother can remember every detail of her youth and earlier days yet can't remember a convo. we had earlier- that would explain him knowing about the diary but forgetting sparrow...
...Although he clearly remembered the incident when his son asked about the sparrow, since he opened right to it and told his son to read it out loud.I thought he was just seeing what his son would do, not that he forgot what a sparrow was.
while touching, i think that the sons behavior can be explained by his seeing his dad degenerate in front of his eyes, seeing him forget even the small things in his life.while as a father, he is teaching his kid a new lesson, a new object, and about his surroundings.
sad and powerful.But like HTTA, I think that it's 'easier' for the father to repeat it so many times, because he's teaching him something new; while it's upsetting for the son to see his father degenerate like that.
The father was "testing" his son, trying to demonstrate the need for the commandment of kibud av v' aim--ie, parents naturally give all to their children gladly, but children naturally resent having to give to parents--thus the need for the mitzvah.