Sunday, December 21, 2008
The Thorn Birds
The television miniseries was on when she was just seven years old, the year her parents separated. She watched it from the beginning, when the young girl was so alone on Drogheda that she absolutely had to fall in love with the priest. And how God was so important and then how love was too. She was little Meggie and then she was a woman begging for something she couldn’t have. All this happened in a period of one week. When her parents came home to tell her the hard news of divorce, she didn’t understand how they couldn’t see her already grown. That their girl had disappeared, that she stood as a woman, clear as day, angry at God and convinced everyone dies unloved and unhappy.