I want to introduce you to Marcel!
Marcel is partially a shell. He only has a face with one eye and some shoes.
He’s a simple soul.
“I want to have a good life and to stay alive and not just survive but have a good life.”
Marcel lives with his grandmother, Connie. The other shells were torn apart at some point, and he is seeking his community!
Okay! Let’s watch 3 cute videos of him!
He is the main character of a feature film called “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On“. You can watch the trailer here.
I really recommend that you watch the full movie!
Because this movie is about how to be resilient when facing many kinds of loss: A bitter divorce, the historical destruction of communities, the loss of memory, and eventually, death.
It’s a beautiful movie, and I think it will really help you see many things in life in a new light!
The cool thing is that there is a book series about Marcel, so you can read them whenever you feel like it.
I borrowed them from a public library because I’m a huge fan of public libraries! You can do the same, or buy them if you want.
There is a scene in the movie (The feature-length one) in which Marcel talks about one of his biggest regrets: He could not say a proper goodbye to his loved ones.
I believe both you and I owe some goodbyes, as well. There are a few things we can do about that, though: