When I was in my twenties, I tried to face my fear. It's just a movie. If I watch it, maybe I can put it in a different box. I can note the special effects. I can laugh at how ridiculous it is. I didn't make it through the whole thing that time either.
Imagine my surprise when I clicked on The Daily Puppy, and saw a link for The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation. Couldn't be, could it? 'Tis.
As thoroughly messed up as it was for my father to take me to that movie, I have to wonder who thought it was a great idea for their child to act in it? What was up with Linda Blair's parents? And who in Hollywood thought it was okay to put a little girl in that situation? To be the face of The Excorcist for the rest of her life? No way around it, being that girl, had to have wounded her.
And what about the audience? Give the people what they want, right? Who cares who it might harm in the process.
Todd and I have made a conscious choice to avoid scary movies. We don't watch scary TV shows. We don't find bloody crime scenes entertaining. We don't find violence and victimhood entertaining. There is no place for that kind of energy in our home. We don't invite it into our lives.
Watching the video above helped me. I love that she is working with rescued animals. I hope she has a good life.
Peace be with you, Linda Blair.