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“You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
This weekend, I purchased “The Princess Bride” on DVD. This is one of my favorite movies! I have not had the time to watch it yet, but I did view some of the ‘extras’ that came with it. I just love this movie! So clever and witty and funny and romantic and fun.
The first time I saw this film was on TV. Wish I could have seen it on the big screen, but before that fateful day, I had not even heard of it. It was 17 years ago. My son was just an infant, not any longer than one of my thighs. Today, he is 2 inches taller than me already and still growing. His mother and I had been divorced for only a few months then and I was fumbling around, alone, for the first time with an infant. He had been fussy most of the weekend, but it was Sunday afternoon and she would be to my very tiny little house in a few hours to pick him up. The TV was on, I was seated on my old worn out hand me down love seat, my legs propped up on some old thing once known as a coffee table. My son had been pouncing around on my lap, occasionally grabbing a hand full of chest hair (ouch!), until he became very sleepy. I did not want to ruin the moment, so I just let him fall to sleep on my thighs, his head on my knees. Then, the TV announced the coming movie was to be “The Princess Bride.”
“Oh, great,” I thought to myself with much more than a hint of sarcasm. “Sounds stupid,” or some such non-sense. A quick glance at the used to be coffee table found the remote out of my reach. Another quick glance, this time at my sleeping son, and I thought better of moving him.
“Okay, well, I will just take a nap then.”
As the movie began, I thought to lay my head back and close my eyes. However, the movie did not start out as I expected. Not that I can recall what I was expecting, just that well… it grabbed my attention. Before long, I was totally engrossed! My complete attention was on the movie and thus, history was made. I purchased the film on VHS shortly after. My son and I have watched it again and again. He loved it when he was younger. Hopefully we can watch it again together on DVD.
6/9/2006 6:18 pm
I love "Princess Bride"! My favorite quote, though, is ,"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something."|
Just reading your blog. Thanks for writing. This speaks to my heart.