I don’t know if any of you listened to the commentary on your DVDs yet, but Tom Hooper said that Marius’s gaze shifts as the choir of students comes in singing Do You Hear the People Sing because it’s hinting that Marius can hear them. Marius, the sole survivor of the uprising, still has one foot in another world with the men he should have died next to. He fought next to the Amis and, had it not been for Jean Valjean, (who has just died as well) would have just died as well. Every person on that side of the barricade that night is dead and Marius lives on, still hearing their songs echo in his ears.
So my mom and I have been working the same waitress job for 5-6 years now. She had been waitressing years before, but this is recently. Anyway, about… 15 minutes ago this guy she waited on left and told her to take care. Just that. Prior to this she had talked to him about Italy. Her people are from Florence, this and that, and she said she’s never been. She’s got 8 years of art education and she’s working a waitress job. It’s pretty… Sad and disappointing, I guess. Her and my father divorced 6 years ago and she hasn’t had a real job ever. Just been stuck in a small town she’s not from.
This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1000 dollars for a trip to Italy. Walked out, not another word.
…you know, just when I started to lose faith in humanity