The matriarch of a cattle ranch passed away last year and I sat at the funeral and heard her family speak about her. The comment that stood out to me was when her granddaughter in law spoke of how fiercely she had loved her husband and taught this young woman to do the same.
We should all be so lucky as to be loved fiercely.
When we were filming Droughtland, we were hoping, to illustrate the emotional toll, one of the farm and ranch wives would show emotion when speaking about the drought and it’s affect on their family operations. I told Steffan it was unlikely here in hard, dry country to see tears fall. I could feel the stress and sadness as a number of people, men and women alike, spoke to us about life in the drought. The common thread that I clung to was the ferocity of love for family.
We love our children fiercely but I want to love my lover fiercely as well. Continue reading