As I relaxed at home and reflect on this two strangers sharing their emptiness with me, I began to recall on what I had gone through during my time of need. At the same time, I began to make a contrast between this two strangers loss and the interviews I had with people in palliative care that are approaching their end of life and their loved ones. Suddenly, I had a phone call from a very good friend of mine who lost his wife 12 months ago asking me if I could accompany him to the cinema to watch “Mamma-Mia – Here we go again”. Without any hesitation, I said, Yes, before he could finish his sentence. With profound understanding of grief, I needed to be beside my friend as he grieves. I also needed to spent that few hours with him to ease some of the difficult moments that he is facing now and what he is going through. This whole line of event seemed very freaky to me but with understanding, this wasn’t a mistake. I felt that, they were very comfortable in sharing their grief with me and I felt honoured in some respect, knowing that it is ok to share with someone, even with a stranger.
This movie is very significant to me and not only it triggered my grief as it was the last movie that I watched with the person that is not around here today but it reminded of me how I enjoyed watching the live broadway show in Westend – London. Yes, it was brilliant to watch it live on stage. The magnificent display of colours, actors, singers, choreography, lighting, transition etc on stage was just mesmerising. What a thrill it was to watch it.