We are in the midst of the biggest snow and ice storm this winter in Portland. Most of the town has shut town. Max rail lines have ceased operation and many flights are not getting out. Outside we have 6-8 inches of snow, but now we are getting a steady stream of freezing rain on top which is making the roads quite treacherous! While we had all hoped to be up skiing, the cold temperatures, road conditions, and crowds have us nestled on the couch watching the Olympics.
We did drop off the kid at grandma’s house for a few hours yesterday and saw The Wolf of Wall Street movie. While Leo does his usual solid acting job, we both felt repulsion for the character he played, Jordan Belfort. It seems Hollywood loves to produce pictures with horrible messages so long as they sell tickets. Jordan’s rise and fall included plenty of sex, drugs, lies and cheats, more in fact than I have ever seen in one movie. As a society we glorify much of what Belfort espouses in the movie, which says a lot about our country. For those trapped deep in ego, it likely will require a few lifetimes to awaken to why we are really here.