I went to see this movie last week and it was a very powerfull story! It is a movie about Oskar who tragically lost his father in the World Trade Center during 9/11. Although 9/11 is the backdrop to the story, it is really about Oskar and how he deals with the loss of his father.
One of the things that Oskar missed about his father was the expeditions they went on together. Oskar would do lots of research and talk to people to try and find the answers. What Oskar didn’t realize was that his father was doing that to get him to be more social as he had an autism spectrum disorder.
A year after Oskar’s father died, Oskar went into his father’s closet and found a key. The movie is about how Oskar went about finding who the key belonged to. He hoped it would lead him to something that would reconect him to his father, but it turned out to be even better than he expected. He met a lot of interesting people, reconnected with his mother and grandfather and was able to better understand the noisy and confusing world around him.
I think in some ways this is a metaphor for our relationship with God. Sometimes we have to go on expeditions in life and a lot of times they are difficult and confusing and we ask God why we have to endure them. Usually when we come out of our expedition, we find that we are wiser and better because of the journey.
May you enjoy your life’s journey!