“the time has come” the walrus said,
“to talk of many things:
of shoes – and ships –
and sealing way –
of cabbages – and kings –
and why the sea is boiling hot
and whether pigs have wings”
– lewis carroll
Did you see Alice in Wonderland? I am a HUGE Tim Burton fan. I remember sitting in the Moorestown Mall Cinema back in high school waiting for Edward Scissorhands to start. My friend leaned across to me and said something along the lines of – Tim Burton is a GENIUS! That was before I really knew who Tim Burton was. Now – I agree he is a creative genius. Huh. Perhaps I work with too many technical engineers.
A asked to see the movie in the theater – instead we let her watch a version from the 70s via streaming Netflix. Wow. Think Mr. Burton’s was trippy? Try watching a movie from the 70s with those kinds of special effects and that kind of acting. If today’s Alice is a journey into an altered imagination when sober – the one from the 70s would require a glass of wine (or 5) to get through it.
Lately I have been enjoying young adult literature – for more reasons than it’s a quick read for a busy mom. It’s exciting to think that very soon A will read the books I read as a kid – or some I haven’t. (note – the some I haven’t is the ONLY reason I’ll read the Twilight series, if she asks me to) I’ve started to reread Madeleine L’Engle, John D. Fitzgerald and Judy Blume. It’s kinda exciting to revisit books I read as a kid and haven’t picked up since then. Those that had such an influence on me.
We started reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to her a few weeks ago. She is in love with this book. She tells us she can’t wait to begin reading all the others as soon as possible. Uh, in due time my child… Last week on a family vacation to Florida, she spent nearly every ride in the backseat with Grandma conducting Witch Class. They came up with some pretty good spells. My favorite being the Freezing Spell. You need to do that magic thing and say “Froze!!!” If the witch ever decides to relief that poor frozen person, the witch needs to shout “UF!” The adults cracked up every time, I think Grandma was afraid of rearranging those letters, as were the parents.
And the fun continues.