A friend called and asked me if I wanted to go to see Les Miserables.... DUH???? Of course I went. I've always loved the story, the music, the entire production.
I'm always struck by several factors... The first is when the Priest (or whatever kind of clergy he is) "buys" Valjean's soul for God. I love how this simple and unselfish act lead Valjean to change his life. The second is the life that Valjean leads. He becomes a man of great power and influence and yet he remains humble, up until the day of his death.
The novel by Victor Hugo will be my next major read. Such a great story!!!