Thank you for all the birthday wishes. My day was very relaxed and fun . . . probably too relaxed, because I should have been working! And I love roses, and received two beautiful bouquets. Now my house smells like something other than eau de dog. 🙂
Not One Less is the name of a movie . . . and it’s one of the best I’ve seen in months. It’s Chinese–and it’s authentic, filmed in China by real Chinese people, not professional actors–so you’ll have to read subtitles, but you don’t even notice them after a while.
You can watch it with your children, in fact, I’d urge you to. The children in the movie are adorable and totally child-like, plus it’ll give your kids a realistic view of how other children live.
The plot is simple . . . and you’ll recognize it as being similar to a parable Jesus told. A young girl is hired to be a substitute teacher in a rural Chinese village. The departing teacher warns her not to lose any of the students–a common problem when families are so poor that even children are set to work. So she accepts the job.
But when she loses a student, she is determined to find him and bring him back.
That’s it, but this movie is so honest and sweet, it had me reaching for the tissues several times. Completely precious.
Netflix or rent it when you can. I hope you like it as much as I did.