Thursday, August 20, 2009

Race to Witch Mountain

Race to Witch Mountain is a movie that I just finished watching, and a particular thought struck me about it. If you EVER plan on seeing the film and don't want it to be ruined, I suggest stopping reading right now.

OK. So, the movie's about these two alien kids that crash on earth and have to get back to their spaceship with the help of this cab driver, Jack Bruno. On the way they pick up a scientist who helps them to get back...yada yada yada, lots of action, government schemes, etc. Anyways, the thing that really struck me was the relationship between the alien kids and the cab driver. Instinctively, he felt the need to protect and help these kids - once they convinced him he wasn't crazy and they weren't crazy.

Anyways, the whole movie he's defending and protecting these kids from crazy government guys. Regardless of planetary differences, they were kids and he was an adult and therefore he was going to protect them and take care of them, no matter what the cost to himself.

And now as I'm writing this I start thinking about times in America's history where we were not like that...where grown-ups watched children being hurt and didn't during the pre-civil war era...or the factory workers before child labor laws...or the indentured servants of the 18th century.

It's touching when Jack refuses to abandon Seth and Sara in Race to Witch Mountain, when he returns to save them and Seth realizes his gratitude and Sara shows her love. I hope that when I become an adult I can have that same compassion and general human decency that causes a grown man to protect two strange children.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fortune Cookies

Hello World! After a three week leave of absence, I am now ready to wow you with wisdom!

Just Kidding. Actually, I'm gearing up for school to start as I watch people leave for college and receive my senior year schedule in the mail, along with my senior portraits. I had a wonderful time at Camp, a lot of great learning and growing experiences that I will potentially blog in the future and will be happy to tell you if you choose to ask me about it.

So, now, the title of the post. Last week my extended family and I went to a Chinese Buffet to stuff ourselves with delicious food, ending our meal with the most American of Chinese foods, fortune cookies (which I believe originated in California). Anyways, here are some of the cookie words of wisdom:

"The heart that loves you stays young"

"Now is the time to increase your repertoire of skills and knowledge"

"Never laugh at any one's dream"

"Stars are forever light - let your wisdom shine like a star"

"One should always think before speaking"

and my personal favorite:

"A good way to stay healthy is to eat more Chinese food"

Hope you enjoyed those tidbits. Eventually I will get back into a good blogging pattern, but right now it's still summer and I'm a little scatter brained. Much Love to my faithful readers! Lotus