I had a wonderful day, today! I’ve been working so hard, I decided to take a day off this weekend. First, I slept in until 10. Then, I watched Bridge to Terabithia.
Have you seen it? Bridge to Terabithia was one of my most favorite books growing up. When I saw the previews, I didn’t want to see it. May I say how misleading the previews were? The previews led me to believe that it was going to focus on the fantasy world, and not on the real story.
But the movie lived up to its book. I cried my eyes out, which is something I actually enjoy doing when it’s to do with a story. Granted, I haven’t read the book in probably twenty-five years, but the movie gave me the same emotional experience.
Then I saw Stardust. Amazing, wonderful, and it’s not a kids movie. It’s not not a kids movie, it’s just not a kids movie. Kids, though, would probably enjoy it quite a lot. I loved every bit of it. Anything to do with Neil Gaiman tends to make me fall in love with story all over again.
And I finally saw the fifth Harry Potter movie. The movie did SUCH a better job of Sirius’s death. I was disappointed in the book, because it robbed me of the emotional experience of Sirius’s death, simply because I kept thinking, "But he just disappeared behind a curtain! How can he be dead? Why can’t he walk back through the curtain? Harry, why are you fussing so much? It’s just a curtain!"
So I sat in confusion instead of grieving. You know, book 5 and 7 are probably my least favorite.
My foot hurts. It’s doing worse, after a year. Worse, I’m losing hope. Oh well. There must be a reason. I always think, if I can find the reason, the lesson I’m supposed to learn, then I can move on and my foot will heal. Or that if I imagine it being well hard enough, it’ll heal itself. Which of course leads to me thinking I’m a failure, when it doesn’t get better. LOL, it’s an insane circle that I lived through when I was sick. This is so not as bad. Maybe my lesson is to stop feeling sorry for myself! It’s just a foot. I do miss taking walks, though. And I’m starting to get sad when people talk about taekwondo. I did love learning taekwondo. I can’t really remember having that much fun, ever.
So have you seen any movies recently? Looking forward to any? Fantasy seems BIG! Most of the previews I saw were fantasy-related, with big name actors. A lot of good movies to look forward to, this next year!