Shawshank Redemption Kinda Easter (Sunday Trees & OWS)

Hello Readers, 

One Word Sunday is MEMORY.

Here is my take:

Looking back during April 2019 to April 1865….

This same setting also connects to this week’s Sunday Trees.

Feels like HOPE to me

I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Holiday.

Did you know that The Shawshank Redemption is a good movie to watch on Easter. The movie has hope, redemption, life, death, etc.  And so this year we actually started off Easter with this gem of a movie.

I forgot how much I loved the section about music and hope. When Andy says that Mozart was “with him” during his solitary confinement, Andy noted that the music was, “In here…” (pointing to his mind and then his heart). Then, in this next scene, he gives his hope talk, “There is somethin’ inside that they can’t get to. That they can’t touch. It’s yours.” It’s – “HOPE.” 


Okay, I guess Shawshank Redemption is a great “anytime” movie – and we were shocked to discover that Son2 has NOT seen it yet.

How did this happen? Too many Easter Egg hunts over the years while forgetting classic movies? – just kidding – but hopefully it will be rectified soon.

Do you like this movie as much as we do?

Or are you someone who has not yet seen it? If so – maybe today is the day to check it out. 

To wrap up this Sunday post – here is the Shawshank Redemption “Marriage of Figaro” song:




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42 thoughts on “Shawshank Redemption Kinda Easter (Sunday Trees & OWS)

    1. Thanks D, and that was what my hubs noted – it was the type of movie that could be seen again and again (not all great movies can be watched like that – ya know)

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  1. I haven’t watched Shawshank Redemption in a while. I agree, it’s a good movie for Easter. Thanks for the suggestion. Happy Easter to you and yours… even Son2! 😉

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  2. It is a great movie. Several years ago, we had a movie marathon on Easter. I introduced our daughter to three movies she hadn’t seen. She was already familiar with this one, or it would have been on the list.

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      1. well he sure is a master and one of the greats – and I do think of him at times when I decide to use an adverb – not sure if I agree – but his words come to mind:

        “I insist that you use the adverb in dialogue attribution only in the rarest and most special of occasions … and not even then, if you can avoid it.”


      2. Okay Trent – thanks to you – I think I am going to read (this summer) the King book that inspired this movie.

        and just saw this:

        “In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.


    1. Hi Su – I think this one might be worth your time. Because of the way you love life, nature, and your passion for humanity.

      and just for fun – I was pondering the many ways this movie connects to the “seven” major themes in humanities – and here is what i came up with (but I am sure someone else could add a whole bunch more to the list – and maybe I could when i watch it again:

      Religion –
      the Warden and his Bible memorization – the Warden and Andy exchange verses – laden with irony and sardonic undertones

      Morality –
      guards killing or maiming inmates, other mistreatments, bribes, anf then exploiting Andy’s banking skills for profit.

      Happiness –
      Survival mode at times in prison. Music deeply moving Andy to then share it with the entire prison – and note how music is in your mind and soul – and cannot be taken from a person. Art is that way – Freedom doesn’t mean happy. Advancing oneself for improvement – as in the inmate getting his GED,

      Love –
      Andy realizing how he did not know how to show his deep love for his wife. Love as friendship among inmate friends. Brooks’ love for his pet. Lack of love and empathy in some inmates.

      Death –
      Brooks experience on the outside, wrongful deaths of inmates on the inside. Red is transformed (life-affirmation).

      Nature – gravel yard, working in the fields, hand-carved chess pieces, bird as pet, sunshine on roof with beer

      Freedom – the incarceration, the three stages that Red describes – where the prison walls become home, topic of lifetime incarceration, parole talk, getting out but not feeling free

      anyhow, please come back to let me know if you get the chance to check it out

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  3. I remember seeing the movie many years ago — but quite frankly, I also remember I would not want to watch it again. I cannot tell you why that is — I do not remember. Hmmm, maybe I should watch it again to find out if my opinion still holds. I do love those trees in the river … Definitely signs of faith and hope!! Thank you for sharing!

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