Tuesday, 16 April 2013

"She'll be 101 next month..."

"... Then she's a very old liar," said Mr. Bodine.


Aah yes, the things we recall. I used to sit quite happily for hours on end in front of the tv reciting the likes of Lois & Clark, The Princess Bride, and Back to the Future with my brother. Even after the twentieth time we'd still laugh our heads off.

Well, as far as timelines go, I've missed the boat on having it fall on the day (pardon all puns), but April 15th was the 101st anniversary since the sinking of the Titanic. A friend and I saw the movie at the cinema together three times, and in total I saw it on the big screen seven times (to make the most of all those special effects before it shrunk to television size. If it wasn't so historically accurate I would not have bothered).

Disgusting effort, I know. But memories are made of these. The friend and I who sat through so many viewings have an ongoing joke each year just between the two of us, and we send each other lines from the movie or pictures - and we always remember how she ate a whole tub of frozen yoghurt to herself and was positively sick :) Hee hee...

Memories, indeed. I'll never let go.

Here are some of the pics we emailed each other this year, and some of the one-liners to go with them:

That's is Leo, go the throat.

No wait... go the face...

Everybody was kung-fu fighting! Oh wait... wrong movie...

James Cameron directing...

 "The Bar is that way..."

And asking if she really had to eat that last bit of garlic bread before shooting this scene:

Yes, Yes I did, Jack.

Wonder if he knows he has wax in this ear...

Woohoo!!!! Dizzy-wizzeeeeeee!!!!

And lastly...

Hope you enjoyed that quick jaunt. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Having gone through that lot, we do remember the sinking was a terrible occasion for those who went through it - both survivors and non-survivors. Death is no laughing matter (unless you're into Darwin Awards, and even then it's still pretty tragic).

Take time to remember the good, and to laugh. Life's too short. We praise God when we LIVE.

My prayers are with the people in Boston today.

Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand
    when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.


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