The Observer and I saw the movie The Secret Life Of Bees today. It's an intense sad, solid story with a well known cast including Jenifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Queen Latifa. There were many tear jerking moments, but it's a worthwhile watch. The film showed that life is hard for everyone and we need people around us to be our family in whatever context that means. It's one of those films that would be good to watch on a cold winter day when it's too snowy to venture far. Maybe I ought to appreciate winter for affording me days to watch movies like this one.