Friday, December 30, 2005

Random


The week between Christmas and New Year's Day
A week of random wandering
A week of play

Random wandering around the town
Wandering to many places
Homeward bound

What will the New Year bring, you ask
That's up to each of us
To come outside our mask
To take upon our task

Random no more

Monday, December 12, 2005

Narnia

Yesterday evening our family...Raf and I, Christi and her children, Carolyn and Beth, and John and Laurie all went to see The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Upon exiting the theatre, the young man who was in charge asked me how I liked it. I told him, "Read the book."

While the movie was fairly faithful to Lewis' theme of Christian allegory, much of the action and dialogue was changed, and that certainly did not enhance it! All-in-all, I did not feel the movie portrayed the Lewis characters and theme, as a children's fantasy, nearly as well as the previous movie done in 1988.

Although the book has been made into two animated movies, The Chronicles of Narnia were turned into a series of successful BBC television miniseries in 19881990. Only The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and The Silver Chair were filmed. The Magician's Nephew, The Horse and His Boy, and The Last Battle were not filmed. The four miniseries were later edited into three feature-length films (combining "Prince Caspian" and "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader") and released on DVD.

This earlier version, directed by Marilyn Fox, with the cast of Richard Dempsey (Peter), Sophie Cook (Susan), Jonathan R. Scott (Edmund), Sophie Wilcox (Lucy), Barbara Kellermann (The White Witch), Ronald Pickup (voice of Aslan), Martin Stone (Maugrim), Bert Parnaby (Father Christmas), premiered on November 13, 1988. In my opinion, this version kept closer to Lewis' book in character, dialogue, and intent.

But, more than anything, I suggest you READ THE BOOK. In it you will come to "see" the true character of Narnia, the true spirit of the book, and through it you may glean who Lewis was...the greatest Christian apologist of the 20th century.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Raf Sings at H2Jo


Raf sang at H2Jo Coffee House in Mineral Wells last night. There was a steady stream of listeners, and it was a good evening. He is sounding better and better all the time. I am so very proud of him!!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Melissa Greener

Have you heard this talented newcomer to the music industry? If you haven't, check out her website, purchase her newest CD, Fall From the Sky, and download the title cut from iTunes.

Melissa played tonight at Artistic Blends Coffee House in Fort Worth. She did a great job! Her music is soooo easy to listen to!

Check out Melissa Greener! You'll be hearing more from her soon!

cold texas


frost on the ground
winter sun's bright glow
cardinal on the feeder
haunting call of the crow

bitter wind all about
through skeletal tree limbs howl
ice cycles sharp pointed toward the ground
no healthful break for beast nor fowl

Thursday, December 08, 2005

mothlike me




feeling sort of light and feathery like a moth
skimming the surface of the moon
foating through the clouds and snow
not wanting to land anywhere too soon

up to the stars as they twinkle on high
gliding along to the milky way
tasting the breeze of the atmosphere
alighting at last on a cloudy duvet

Friday, December 02, 2005

December 2, 2005--Collage anyone?



Well, we are in Advent, and Christmas is only 3 weeks and two days away!...which makes my birthday 2 weeks and two days away...then I will be 63. And in 2 weeks and one day, my oldest grandson will be 19...hard to believe!

Here is a neat picture someone out there might like to use for collage. Let me know if you use it and send along a file so we can see it.

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