I touched on this one just a bit yesterday.....the other scene from We Were Soldiers that was deleted and has never been seen by those going into the movie house...it was absolutely the most poignant.... moving....touching scene...in the entire movie...and they deleted it.... :(
They left out the best scenes in the movie....seriously... they did....I strongly urge you to see the movie....and...get the DVD version so you can see the special features. I will be moving on from We were Soldiers... but I feel I still need to talk about a couple important scenes that went to the cutting room floor....they can only be viewed by going to the special features... my take is that both scenes were a tad controversial... :) So they never made it into the released film.
I mentioned that the third time I watched We Were Soldiers was when I brought it in to the nursing home where my 93 year old mom is....to watch it with her.
The next thing I saw this time around watching "We Were Soldiers"... came from an opening quotation in the special feature about why they made the movie... suddenly a whole bunch of stuff that was rolling around in my musing area...made sense....it all came together for me.
"American soldiers in battle don't fight for what some President says on TV...they don't fight for mom...apple pie...the American flag.............they fight for one another" ....... General Hal Moore.
I wanted the Lord to show me more on the battle. ..so....I ordered "We Were Soldiers" in from Netflix.... our old tape had no special features like those on the DVD's and I felt like I needed to see those features....I felt that the Lord had something He wanted me to see. Already I saw two things I need to share...and I haven't even watched the movie yet!
An old mentor taught me a lot about the importance of believing in our lives.... it is a creative force for good things or for bad things...he told me if I believe for a rainy day... guess what...I will get what I believe for...I will get a rainy day....
I feel like it's time to get back to the fear thing again.....it's something we all need to deal with...all the time...as Satan keeps throwing it at us from all directions....talked about a lot of those directions about a week or so ago....it is major in our lives....it truly is the 2nd most powerful motivational force in the universe...
I promised I would get back to the other side of the imagination coin.....
It's a little unreal how easy it is to get caught up in all the things we need to get done! Kind of silly actually. I mean...if I drop dead tomorrow...who on earth will get it all done! I have touched on the subject of "busy-ness" on and off in these musings....but...knowing I need to stop....is not the same as stopping... :)
Another one of those "I can't believe I did these things..." The reason I can say the kind of things that I say is that I learned them all the old fashioned way.....I did them!