After spending a 100 minutes watching the relationship between Max and Carol, I felt like there were so many tender moments that reminded me of the bond I have with my sweet pooch, Dawson. Without giving away anything significant, when the two had to say goodbye to each other on a beautiful sunny shore I started to cry (and maybe even cried some more). Spike Jonze created something on screen that was an identical dream to the way I had always envisioned the moment when I have to let go and say goodbye to my furry friend.
When I was telling another sweet friend this story today, he looked at me and said, "but C., think about living a life where every single day you're 100% happy". And of course, that too made me cry. But only because of the raw honesty and truth to this sentiment.
So when the time comes, I'll remind myself of her smile and the way we definitely lived 100% - together.