in the movie that Michael and i watched every night for a good three-five months at one point, Matilda is a young girl with the mind that amazes me still to this day. granted, i now know that Matilda isn’t necessarily a real person.
as i was saying, Matilda is a brilliant, resilient young girl who loves to read and even though she’s held back continuously by her ‘family’ she pushes through. she meets and makes her own idea of a family. she is strong through her battles. she spends her time educating herself, learning as much as she can as soon as she can. she reads whatever she can get her hands on.
is this why you called me Matilda, diane? pat? was it because everytime you turned around i had picked up a new book? or was it because i knew what i deserved and so i made my own family who needed me just as much as i needed them? or was it because i stayed strong through my battles?
Matilda will be home soon, mom and dad.