‘The Hours’: Choosing Happiness

Nicole Kidman transforms into Virginia Woolf in ‘The Hours’

“It would be wonderful to say you regretted it. It would be easy. But what does it mean? What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It’s what you can bear. There it is. No one’s going to forgive me. It was death. I chose life.” ~ ‘The Hours’

When I was growing up, I always thought that my mother was unhappy. I had no proof of this, but I’d seen enough films about depressed suburban women to believe…