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Have you seen the new movie Eclipse from The Twilight Saga?
What did you think?
Personally I loved the way it was filmed! David Slade did an exceptional job as director. Especially the scene where they chased Victoria (Played by Bryce Dallas Howard – Ron Howard’s daughter)through the woods and also the big fight scene. Watching them fly through the air was awesome!
They have discussed online that the 4th book of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series Breaking Dawn will be filmed as 2 movies. This book is the most graphic of the 4. I’m not sure how they’re going to film it and keep it at a PG-13 rating.
Now I just have one wish/request for the last 2 movies – let’s see Peter Facinelli who plays Carlisle Cullen without his shirt on!! (And in case you missed it, Carlisle was listed as the wealthiest fictional character with a net worth of $34.1 billion by Forbes.com)
Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? I’m team Carlisle
Have you read The Eclipse Novella – The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner?
Posted in A Friend Lost too soon, tagged 65 Red Roses, 65 Roses, 65RedRoses, 65_RedRoses, blog, blogging, Canada, cystic fibrosis, died, dying, Eva Markvoort, live journal, Love, lung transplant, mucus in the lungs, organ, photo blog, pictures, podcast, quit, rejection, Smoking, vancouver on April 28, 2010 | 9 Comments »
My friend David emailed me a story from CNN today. It was about a 25-year-old girl who lived in a suburb of Vancouver Canada named Eva Markvoort who died on March 27th of cystic fibrosis. For those of you who don’t know cystic fibrosis is an incurable disease that causes mucus to accumulate in the lungs.
She started her blog in 2006 and narrated it to chronicle her life. She called the blog 65RedRoses. The name came from her childhood inability to pronounce cystic fibrosis. She and many children refer to the disease as “65 roses.” Markvoort added the word red because it was her favorite color.
The blog followed her on her journey with her disease while she waited for a double lung transplant. Eva GOT her lung transplant and appeared to be on the path of recovery. Almost 2 years after, her body started rejecting the lungs and every breath became a battle. Her blog reflected the battle and at time was hard-core and raw as far as her vomiting, gasping for breath, etc.
Despite her physical difficulties, Eva kept the main focus of her blogging to be about love. In a video entry where she talks about her impending death, Markvoort said: “I think I’m very lucky, because I’ve loved more than you could possibly think, could possibly imagine. So I’m celebrating that: celebrating my life.”
She championed cystic fibrosis awareness and organ donations. From Los Angeles to Poland, letters, stuffed animals and cards poured into her hospital room.
“I felt so selfish when I stumbled across your [LiveJournal] on here, because I’ve been smoking cigarettes for years, taking my lungs for granted. You helped me quit the worst habit I’ve ever had,” one wrote.
When Markvoort was too frail, she dictated blog posts to her friends and family.
“She had already processed the concept of dying,” her mother said. “And for her, she came to terms with it quite quickly. For her it was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I don’t know how much time I have. I have things to say.’ There was a sense of urgency on her part.”
Sometimes, her posts have no words, just pictures of her and her loved ones, with their eyes crossed, tongues sticking out and comical gestures.
So today say a prayer for a girl who fought to the end and spread the message of love while on her journey. Check out her blog. I particularly enjoyed the pictures tag. You can tell she was loved by her friends and family.