had avoided seeing this film actually--the synopsis struck me as somewhat depressing. Finally I broke down and I am so glad that I did! What an uplifting film. It made me once again realize how blessed I am--how much I have to be thankful for. The film heralds in stark relief how humanity should and can survive in the face of unrelenting adversity. I can go back to worrying about not having a concierge to walk my pooch up and down Fifth Avenue! Not! It's time to fly a kite!