Families and How to Survive Them

My Window on God's World

IMG_20151028_154521 Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

Love.

Hate.

Alcoholism.

Abuse.

Neglect.

Persistence.

Poverty

The Glass Castle has it all… But ultimately, I think it is a story about redemption.

The Glass Castle, which is based on a true story, was written by Jeannette Walls, one of the central characters, and her family. The movie opens with Jeanette, living a glamourous life in New York, is riding home in a cab, when she sees her parents dumpster diving. She had been her alcoholic father’s confidante, victim, supporter and opponent. You could say their relationship was complicated.

The ‘glass castle’ is the house that her father has fantasized about building. Not just fantasized, made detailed plans for over the years. But of course, the plan never comes to fruition. It remains a pipe dream that goes up in the smoke of his inability to hold a job, his alcoholism and his unconventional…

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