Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Ramblings on a Movie
I was trying to write this post, and I could not find the words. I sort of live inside my head, everything makes sense up there, it is when I try to vocalize it that nothing comes out the way I wanted it to at all. Tonight, I finally saw Bridge to Terabithia. My sister saw it and she did not like it at all, but I loved it. So much so that after I watched it, I went to the store and bought it because I had to own it. I rarely watch movies, so I rarely buy them. Today was a very unusual day for me.
People can say whatever they want, this movie is totally my sort of movie! Why? Because I was the kid in the woods imagining a world different than the one that I was living in. My siblings are very logical people, and where we lived, they were pretty much all I had to play with when I was growing up. Neither of them read, and if they have imaginations, they grew out of them quickly. My sister would look at a tree and want to climb it, I would look at the same tree and see a castle where lords and ladies rule. It was probably related to my childhood reading, I loved The Chronicles of Narnia, so I was always looking for my wardrobe. I would turn writing assignments at school into elaborate stories. That was just the life that I lived.
I have not really grew out of it, to be honest. Even though my logical mind has told me that there will be no wardrobe, or that there is no bridge that will take me to magical Terabithia, my imagination still believes that anything is possible. I test my imagination, it is rather sad I have to admit, but what I do is look at the clouds and make sure I can still make pictures. Then I know that I can still dream. I read a book and I feel like I am there. It is why I love fantasy and fairy tales, because I might not be in the woods imagining castles out of hills, but I can read about imaginary places and dream about something different. Regular life is okay too, but that does not mean that growing up means you have to stop dreaming.
So, yeah, my kind of movie. My posts have been of a strange nature lately. I think I need to pick up a copy of this book. And now I want to reread The Chronicles of Narnia... (I am very impatiently waiting for the next movie... is it May yet.... )
Oh, another review on Twisted Kingdom. You can read it by clicking here. (Even if you are not a regular TK reader, I posted a funny quote that is worth it.)