Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The Kindness Diaries
Believe me, midway through it was apparent to me that I should have believed all that I had read in the past about the danger and length of this trip. Add to that, once one reached Batopilas, the thought struck that one had to go back up that road!
Imagine, though if you started out in a yellow 1971 Volkswagen Beetle convertible? From Anchorage to Argentina! That was the beginning of a series that I just finished watching on Netflix called "The Kindness Diaries".
His 1971 VW Beetle plays a big part in the trip as it breaks down or runs out of gas or swerves into snowdrifts. His inability to speak Spanish once he arrives in Costa Rica and all points south is also hilarious and touching.
But, more then anything, it is the interaction of Leon with all these people from all over the world that literally touches your heart as you watch each and every segment. Some are world travelers traveling on a dime. Others are refugees fleeing the conflict in Venezuela and ending up in Peru. It goes on and on. Each segment is a treasure in and of itself.
I watched two seasons of approximately twelve segments in two nights. It is spellbinding and a beautiful commentary on how, when you ask or expect the best from people, seldom are people disappointed.
As I went to sleep last night, I thought about all his acts of kindness that changed the lives of unsuspecting people he met who had initially befriended him. Heartwarming is all I can say.
At this time in our World when so many people turn their backs on those who have less then them, it was refreshing and thought provoking to watch "The Kindness Diaries".
If I never see anything else on Netflix, these two nights were worth every penny for the monthly service. Truly. Hope you take time to watch it and let me know what you thought or how it impacted you.
See you on down the road.........