We spend time together as most family's do on Christmas. Now that our kids are older, one thing we try to do is go to the movie together a few times during their Christmas break. This year we have the opportunity to see the final of the Hobbit movies. As I've read about it, it has caused me to think of how far apart our generations are and how these generational differences have always been a struggle.
The writer of the book on which the movies is based was a staunch anti-capitalist, anti-technology believer. How would he feel about his tale being told on 50 foot screens in digital 3D? I hope he would be impressed. I'm sure that will be my response when I get to see it this weekend. Yes the story is good, but we have the ability to tell it in a very powerful way today. It just takes a lot more work.
Same when I try to connect with my kids. It takes a bit more work than I would normally exert. I never wanted to go black Friday shopping if it weren't for my daughter. I wouldn't get my banged up knees strapped on a snowboard if it weren't for my son. In fact there are many things I simply wouldn't go through the trouble of doing if it weren't for my kids.... Just imagine what I would have missed.
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