Reta Winters has many reasons to be happy. Then, suddenly, all the quiet satisfactions of her well-lived life disappear in a moment: her eldest daughter Norah inexplicably drops out of college and is found on a Toronto street corner, pan-handling and refusing to speak, with a cardboard sign reading GOODNESS around her neck.
All my life, I've heard of people speak of finding themselves in acute pain, bankrupt in spirit and body, but I've never understood what they meant. To lose. To have lost. I believe these visitations of darkness last only a few minutes or hours, and that these saddened people, in-between bouts, are occupied, because we all are, with the useful monotony of happiness.
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Must watch if you like interesting and deep meanings.
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