As the Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger, says: “Everybody wants love, but not everyone finds it.” Then again, sometimes we find it when we least expect it.
Leny had taken care of her mother her entire life: at the tender age of 12 she promised her father she would do so, and even while her twin sister went on to get married and have babies, she honoured her commitment and cared for their mother until she passed away at 98 years old (Leny was near 70 at the time). Though a sacrifice, she also gained the freedom to live the life she desired: one free of marriage and children. She traveled, climbed the Himalayas, and experienced an independence and freedom that few women during her time had the ability, means, or courage to live.
Following her mother’s passing Leny found herself alone at 68 years old. During a cycling trip through Europe, the love shy senior‘s life changed forever: she met a woman, and they instantly fell in love. It was her first love. Since that day, the now 82-year-old has been out, proud, and part of an adoring community. But that love affair still pulls at her soul.
Over the Rainbow is a film that leaves you feeling better about life and the possibilities it holds when you keep your heart open. More so, during this youth obsessed time in our culture, it’s so reassuring to see that love, passion, and discovering your true self is not a gift simply for the young.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chaka V. is a writer, journalist and the founder of The Winehouse Mag.