"So Mary Wilkerson and I saw 12 Years a Slave on Saturday night. What an experience. I recommend it. It's different than most movies out now because it's intense in that it draws you in and it's very historical. The events happened. It gave a true portrayal of what racism truly is and how people were intentionally held down systematically. With the modern advances it's easy to forget that part of our history and what we as a society are capable of. Now that I have children, I think a lot about legacies and what I'll be passing down to my children. However, that film made me remember the legacy that was passed on to me by generations before me. I can only imagine how crazy my life must be to my great-great-grandparents in terms of the opportunities I've had."
It's crazy that Aaron's history is now my children's history and that it is a history so painful and yet from a people so strong. Crazy.
"A blog will be written in 2 days about all of this and include the following: 1. Mary getting upset and perhaps losing her cool and despite that 2. Aaron being the best husband ever. All will be well :)"
- Mario Amore
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