Love is like a pan of burned biscuits
"When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then," recalls the storyteller. "I remember one night in particular when she had made one of her evening breakfasts after a long, hard day at work.
"On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!"
When the storyteller, who shared her story anonymously on Inspire21, got up from the table that evening, she says she remembers hearing her mother apologize for burning the biscuits.
"And, I'll never forget what he said: 'Honey, I love burned biscuits.'"
Love forgives. Love overlooks. Love endures even those irritations that can become enormous if we're not careful. That's among the messages of THE SONG from City on a Hill Productions and Samuel Goldwyn films.
Executive Producer Kyle Idleman says his secret motive behind THE SONG is restoring marriages. Opening in theaters on September 26, THE SONG is inspired by the biblical book Song of Solomon. The movie revolves around the story of singer/songwriter Jed King who is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father. In THE SONG, Jed writes an instant hit, it thrusts him into stardom and terrible choices. His new fame threatens his marriage to the beautiful love of his life.
What follows is a music-driven love story starring Alan Powell (lead-singer for "Anthem Lights"), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas ("Nashville") and Ali Faulkner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn). It's a gritty tale full of hard choices, bad choices and even some lighthearted choices even worse eating than burned biscuits.
"Later that night," recalls the storyteller. "I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, 'Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!'"
Life is full of imperfect things... and imperfect people. And that's the message of THE SONG.
Maybe you're not the best at hardly anything. Maybe you forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. "But what I've learned over the years," continues the storyteller, "is that learning to accept each others faults -- and choosing to celebrate each others differences -- is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.
"It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections. So, please pass me a biscuit. And, yes, the burnt one will do just fine!"