The Middle on Trying to Be Profound and Thoughtfulness

The Middle had a good episode last night (see here).  Axl was trying to write a paper about something he learned in his life, but he was having a hard time because he did not have too many profound experiences of suffering and growth.  Frankie was upset because Mike did not get her a rose when they were at dinner with friends for Valentine’s Day, but then their youngest son, Brick, read the family a paper about how Frankie and Mike show their love for each other in little acts of thoughtfuless: Frankie rubbing Mike’s neck, Mike scraping the ice off of Frankie’s windshield, etc.  (Axl then stole Brick’s paper and read it to his class!)

I liked this episode, first of all, because of the pressure on writers and bloggers to always be profound.  Second, I appreciated how the episode defined love as little acts of kindness and thoughtfulness.

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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