Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zu Zu's Petals

A friend of mine once named his band, Zu Zu's Petals, but for me the memory of Zu Zu's Petals comes from my all-time favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life.

Zu Zu's petals played such an important role in that movie, because Zu Zu asked Daddy (George, played by Jimmy Stewart) to "fix" her broken flower. After pretending to affix the fallen petals to the flower, and after depositing the fallen petals into his pocked, George handed the broken flower back to her. Zu Zu didn't notice that the petals were missing and was just as happy with her flower, thinking Daddy had fixed it, as she was when she first got it.

To me that flower represented George's broken life, or at least his perception of his broken life.

Like the flower, our lives are fragile and when they break, we often try to fix them, tucking remnants that have fallen away deep inside the recesses of our minds. Sometimes the broken pieces represent something important to us. We hold onto them, because we realize that those who love us, love us just the way we are, broken or not.

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  1. Interesting analogy. Is the movie the inspiration for the band's name?

  2. I never thought of the petals that way. To me they represented ZuZu's existence. Without ZuZu, there were no petals.

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  3. Now I want to watch the movie again.

    Congratulations on finishing the A-Z Challenge.
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  4. James Stewart! I always enjoyed watching and listening to him - that wonderful voice.

  5. My favorite Christmas movie ever! What a wonderful Z post!

  6. I have only ever seen the last few minutes of this movie. From your description, it sounds like the movie is filled with symbolism. I'll have to make a point to watch the whole thing.

  7. Nice post. That's a clever name for a band. I haven't watched It's a Wonderful Life in a long time but it was a good movie.

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  8. A very lovely Z post. My most favorite movie ever. I am off to check your list.

  9. Saw your blog on the blog hop list and loved the name. And then, you write about Zu Zu's petals! Truly a kindred spirit. Love what you had to say. Stop by and visit me sometime, I've written a middle grade novel called The Christmas Village, that I think of as "It's a Wonderful Life meets Back to the Future." My agent is shopping it now - we'll see! Lovely blog.

  10. Theresa, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!