Saturday, July 19, 2008

My little family and I just watched The Princess Bride at our friends the Crawfords, in their outdoor theatre, under the stars and the waning gibbous moon. 6 year old Eowyn snuggled up on my lap, really enjoying herself, reminding me of 6 year old Sam, whom I took to see The Princess Bride in 1987, in Port Macquarie, who also really enjoyed it!!! And sang the theme music, 'Our love is like a story book story' at Benjamin and my wedding in Port Macquarie, (at which I don't think anybody was 6!) 9 year old Seren and 12 year old Rachel also accompanied me to see TPB that first time, as well as the younger Beiers, and tonight, 4 year old Coco, 33 year old Bens, and the Crawfords and Co.! Layers and layers of connection over the years. I wonder what it's like to be 97? Miracle Max and Mrs Miracle Max are my favourite characters. Just before I left for Africa in 1996, I watched their bit again and again and wrote out the lines and used them in a talk I gave on the lawn outside All Saints Parramatta, in the community weekend Tom and Peter and Heather and Philippa and Jenny And Andrew and Marion and I organised, at which we had an awful lot of fun on the jumping castle?!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

gretta at lothlorien said...

Thought there were going to be 30 different celebrations of Seren's 30th!

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sam becca & zach said...

and at the open air cinema in fremont for my 21st bday :)

Jenny said...

Ahhh... memories...

Kami Crawford said...

It was great to see you and the family. I hope you guys come again.

baker st jones said...

ah jumping castles. what event don't they enhance. I haven't seen princess bride for 20 years or so, though even at that distance I am sure I can't remember any reason to like miracle max, who I always thought superfluous. I liked the song though.