Kaitlyn, I got your daddy to take me to see Catching Fire, part 2 of The Hunger Games. Remember you gave me the first video and we really liked it? I know you read all 3 books, I’ve read 2 so far. You died just after I got finished reading book 2 and this movie is book 2. It was really good Kaitlyn, you would have liked it so much. As you know, it’s about a dystopian society and it is bleak, but it is such a good movie because it speaks of hope for the human condition. Though hope is what you lost, I think you fought to keep it for a long time.
There was a particularly moving part when Katniss was speaking about her friend Rue that died in the first movie and she was speaking to district 11. These words remind me of you:
“”But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she’ll always be with me. Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the Mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.”
— Suzanne Collins (Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2))
But most important of all in this speech I cannot find the exact quote but to paraphrase it, it went something like this: “It’s not the number of years you live, but the number of lives you touch.” And Kaitlyn, you touched so many.
I watched this movie for us. I love you.