First of all, my "get out of jail free" card didn't work and I spent the day behind bars. Of course I knew that I was in the slammer only because of a temporary job assignment but still...jail is jail.
Then I went to visit my friend in the hospital. The ICU. Ventilator tubes. IV drips. Sigh. Then I got into a big fight with my youngest daughter. And forgot to buy cat food. And my bicycle got a flat tire. It was one of those days. THEN my friend Jean called and said, "Jane! I've got free tickets to a sneak preview of the new Al Gore movie tonight. Wanna go?" Sure. Why not. The alternative would be to stay home with only the finale of American Idol for company. I'll go.
Perhaps I should have stayed home with Simon and Paula after all. What I learned from watching "An Inconvenient Truth" was that no matter how bad my life seemed to be, it was about to get inestimably worse.
But, in the end, I was glad that I went to see "An Inconvenient Truth". Obsessed albinos are strange, weird and interesting but don't really have anything to do with my own everyday life. But even though Al Gore's movie sometimes made me think of having to sit through a PBS documentary for science class, it really hit the nail on the head about something that is relevant, related and tied into my own life.
This movie will make us think. It will make us act. It is stark. There are no holds barred. It is truth. It is real. And it is scary.
But global warming cannot be fixed -- unless we really really really really try. NOW.
I'm ready to go out and start trying. Watch the movie and you will be too.