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October 29, 2009
In "Forest Gump," Jenny apologizes to Forest for being mean: "I was really messed up for a long time." She's in pink waitress uniform, just home from work, and the babysitter arrives with Jenny's little boy. I realize--that's why she's grown up. She has a child to support--no longer can she hitchhike with unsuitable long-haired guys and submit to excuses for black eyes. No, she has to work, arrange for child care, love her child. Just as I related to Jenny's impassioned rock-throwing---"How could you do this to me?"--I relate to maturing after having a child.