Friday, November 03, 2006


I mentioned a few days ago that the movies of M. Night Shymalan appeal to me. I find these movies to be somewhat allegorical in nature, at least in regards to how the "stories" of my life have tended to play out. It seems there is always something quite terrifying which, in the end, turns out to be merely a matter of those involved not seeing the "big picture" and living in some sort of fear because of it. The fear is always overcome or diffused by some greater understanding of what's really going on. There's always some resistance to risk-taking and someone willing to go outside their comfort zone in order to achieve enlightenment.

That's all I've got for right now. (sorry) I'm so tired, but in a good way. Three other teachers and I drove from our town just south of Fort Worth to San Antonio after school yesterday. We attended a College Board AP training all day today, walked the river walk, ate really great Mexican food. We're back in our hotel room now, just worn out! There's another half-day of classes tomorrow and then we'll head back home (about a 5 hour drive). We're having fun and learning MUCH. Good times.

Have a great weekend!

love and grace,

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kurt_t said...

I love San Antonio! I would definitely recommend the Circus Museum.

Tony and I are flying to Houston this morning for my birthday, which is kind of weird, I know, but that's where my Mom lives.

Also, I feel like there's only one brand of ice cream to eat on your birthday, and that's Bluebell ice cream. Sorry Ben & Jerry, I calls it like I sees it.

Bill said...


I agree with you re: the Shymalan movies. A couple of things came to mind as I was reading your post:

1) FEAR is a dark room where negative thoughts are developed.

2) FEAR is False - Evidence - Appearing - Real.

Oh, one more thing: Just yesterday, as I was driving my fifteen-year-old daughter and three of her friends home from a mall in suburban Philadelphia we were talk about one of his movies, the most recent one. One of the girls said, "I would hate to be his daughter!" When asked why, she said that she'd heard this movie was based on bedtime stories he told his kids. So much for: Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess...

Blessings to you,

Brett and Jenny Perkins said...

I guess this is what I get for being a bad blogger lately.... you were in SA and I didn't even know it! I would of loved to of had dinner with you! Maybe next time.

grace said...

Hey! I did think about you....K was with me!! She is my teaching partner. :) It's good to hear from you!!!

I hope you had a Happy Birthday!!! Is there a way to comment on your blog? I read it sometimes when I remember. I'll check it out and see if you've written about your Houston trip.