Love Transcends Time

Day 9. National Blog Posting Month.

I saw Interstellar last night. I haven’t enjoyed a film like that in quite some time. Space travel in films has always fascinated and excited me. There are few films that depict space travel well. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moon, and Apollo 13 come to mind. These film are visually stunning as well as captivating in the way their stories are told.

Last year a film called Gravity was released to rave reviews. I didn’t see it until it was released on Blu-Ray. Visually stunning, it really should have been seen on the big screen but last year I was preoccupied with nursing an infant and had other things on my mind. When I finally did see the film I was completely disappointed. I felt nothing for the characters and some of the plot holes were too large to reconcile. Even for a film nerd such as myself who can suspend her disbelief for two hours and believe giant alien robots are invading the earth, there was just something about Gravity that felt fake to me and I couldn’t get into the film.  But don’t listen to me, renowned physicist Neil De Grasse Tyson said it much better.

And then a movie like Interstellar comes along and reminds me that films can still be made that touch your soul, despite their depiction of fantastical stories and ideas. Quantum physics, wormholes, black holes, interstellar space travel, tesseracts, and the bending of space and time.   Interstellar is all of this and so much more. At its core there is a father and the love he has for his children.  It is a story of a father and the connection he has with his daughter.  It spoke to my soul as I thought about my own daughter and her father.  Anne Hathaway’s character says it all in a profound and moving speech:

“Love isn’t something we invented — it’s observable, powerful, it has to mean something… Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.” 

Movie critics will find a lot in this film to pick apart, maybe even some of my readers will too and that’s okay.  I know what this movie meant to me and even if some of the ideas are hard to reconcile it’s okay because the emotional connection I felt with those characters will stand up to repeated viewing.

Thursday Thirty.

Thirty things I love.

1. Myself.
2. My husband
3. My children
4. My parents and brother
5. My friends
6. My cat
7. Running
8. Chocolate
9. Cross stitching
10. Coffee
11. Wine
12. Bailey’s
13. Martinis – preferably chocolate-y and sweet
14. Steak
15. Being a doctor
16. Being respected
17. Being someone to count on
18. Being my own boss
19. My bed.
20. Chips and dip
21. Ice cold water
22. The sun
23. Baklava
24. The smell of my kids right out of the bath
25. The scale 😉
26. My Guess jeans
27. My boots
28. My nails (they are the longest now they have ever been … ever!)
29. My house
30. My life

Pride.

Another year. Another Pride parade.

God, how I love this day.

The color, the spectacle, the free swag!

We took the older two kids today. It was far too hot to bring the baby, so he stayed home with my mom.

The kids had a ball.

Hubby and I are exhausted and as I write this I am at our local Thai restaurant waiting for my take out. A bottle of wine and a movie await me at home.

Love to all.

Love yourself.

Love Pride.

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