By Leslie Lindsay
I wish I had something truly “cute & simple” for today, but I don’t. In fact, you will have to forgive me if my blog entries of late (and later) are not all that exciting. I am in the midst of editing my book, “Speaking of Apraxia.” So far, so good. But alas it is still a lot of work.
Today, though is Friday and Friday at our house means “pizza and movie night.” It’s a tradition we started–oh several months ago after it was too cold for “Firepit Friday” on the back patio. It’s our goofy parent attempt to introduce the girls to some movies they may not be familiar with, but were classics when we were kids (or before, even). In fact, on my list to show them is “Son of Flubber.” I find a good selection of these “oldies but goodies” at the library, in case you are wondering.
Anyway, this past week at Target I found “The Neverending Story” on an end-cap for a whopping $5.00! I narrowed my eyes and reached down for the disc, “Could this really be the movie I was so engrossed in when I was a kid?” Yep, it was. And in the cart it went.
I can remember young Bastian in the 1980’s-circa kitchen, his parent scurrying about getting ready for work, yet they were both a little snippy. Was the kid home sick from school? Is that why he started reading that giant magical book? I don’t know…my memory fails me. But I can recall countless afternoons of watching that movie, the big rock-eater guy, and all of the fantastical action…well, it was entertaining and engrossing. I never had forgotten the title of the movie, or the way I felt when I watched it: perhaps there is more to life than what we see and hear in our everyday lives?
It’s rated PG, so I figured my girls may get interested in it, too. So, that’s what’s on tap tonight: pizza and “The Neverending Story.” (Ahh…another wild and crazy Friday night!)
Now, if I can just get my neverending revisions out of the way, I can give you some better craft-y projects!