And I’m just left with so many emotions running through my mind. I may not have been shipwrecked in a boat with a Bengal tiger, but I related so much to this book when I read it in high school for other reasons. The connection Pi experienced with Richard Parker is everything I believe in my life. It is my connection with animals that makes me feel alive; it makes me feel like I’m someone, like I have something. The connection gives me life, and the love I feel from Shifty, aka my own Richard Parker is something, I can’t even put into words. I could never imagine him leaving and not being able to say goodbye. They did a wonderful job bringing Life of Pi to life. Thank you Ang Lee.