My husband just got back from Peru, where he was privileged to see condors flying around in a very deep canyon. He was thrilled to see this endangered species and took some great pictures.
I feel like just such an endangered species. Or even a dinosaur, which is extinct! I decided to share a part of my life that will shock most people. When asked about favorite movies on the profile section, I mentioned that I am not a movie buff and have very particular requirements for which movies I see. The truth of the matter is: I'VE ONLY BEEN TO ONE MOVIE IN A THEATER IN MY LIFE. And that was only a few months ago. It was The End of the Spear. It was the story of the 5 missionaries who were martyred in Ecuador in the 1950s. My brother had a big part in the production of the movie and I broke my life long rule and went to see it.
God did not strike me dead. But I don't think I'll be going back any time soon. I was raised in a denomination, to which I still belong, which frowned on movies and other "worldly" entertainment. It didn't bother me much to not go to movies. It still doesn't. I now have the option of renting any movie, if I just wait awhile. That's fine with me. I rent very few.
I didn't even go to The Passion of the Christ - I babysat so others could go. I thought it was a great thing that Mel Gibson made such a movie and it was so well attended. I would hope that it had long-lasting ramifications.
When I did go to the theater for the above-mentioned movie, I decided it was a terrible waste of money and time. I would never buy the overpriced snacks there. I would just as soon watch it on a smaller screen eventually and have my own popcorn and pop. Add to the fact that I usually fall asleep in the middle of any movie, I really do need the option of rewinding!
Call me weird, call me old-fashioned, call me out of touch. I can live just fine without movies in the theater - and most movies on video or dvd!