Terms of Endearment

Perhaps you remember the wonderful Larry McMurtry novel.   Perhaps you saw the incredible and incredibly heartbreaking motion picture, which won a slew of Academy Awards.   Directed by James L. Brooks, and starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Debra Winger, this is one of those rare moments in the popular arts where we find a solid example of what it means to be part of a family.  What it means when loss steps in to wrench us away from the ones we love.

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