Oh what a long hiatus it’s been from my blog! We’ve been refinishing our floors and our computer has been under wraps for days. The sawdust has finally (almost) cleared, and so now I can get back to things.
Last night my other half was working so it was a good opportunity to sit down with a rented movie that I know he’d thank me for sparing him from – Miss Potter. I had decided not to wait for this one to come in at the library since I was 180th in line on the hold list – I think it would have been 2010 by the time my name came up for that one – and shelled out a few sheckles at my local video store for the DVD.
Miss Potter did not disappoint. I thought the whole cast was good and really enjoyed the story. I even watched most of the movie again with the director’s comments overlaid – something I usually cannot abide doing because it’s so tedious. But Beatrix Potter’s life is captivating; she is a modern-day woman who just happened to have been born into the 19th century.
Beatrix’s tales were an accompaniment to my growing up, and in fact I have schlepped my collection of her little books from city to city through my multitude of moves since I left home. I suppose this has all been in anticipation of having a little rabbit of my own one day that I could read her stories to. Her classic tales transcend the generations.
Here’s a shot of my small (literally!) collection:
I highly recommend this movie if you know anything at all about Beatrix Potter and read her stories growing up, or even if you haven’t the foggiest clue who she was. It’s an interesting look at a hero of days gone by, a hero in more ways than one.