Movie Recommendation:The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
This morning while feeding and soothing and rocking and eating I watched the amazing french film directed by Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Scaphandre et le papillon). The film is based on a true story of the french editor of Elle, Jean-Dominque Bauby, and the novel he wrote after he had a stroke. His only method of communication is blinking one eye. He is fully aware of his surroundings, but is paralyzed and has a rare disorder called "locked-in syndrome." He says he still has "his imagination and memories" and he blinks at a translator to get his words on paper. The film is visually beautiful and amazingly touching. Please rent it.