Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner resonates with people who live with and understand regret.

Nearly a week has passed since I saw the film, and I think of the characters several times a day: Amir, who used the moment of cowardice he experienced as a child to transform himself into a brave, compassionate adult; Hassan, the optimistic youth who understood the power of forgiveness; and Baba, who lived his life with dignity even while others were trying to strip him of it.

The Kite Runner is a powerful, well-done movie about the ability all humans have to overcome our pettiness.

If we so choose.

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