Monday, April 14, 2008


Over the weekend we took our youngest scientist-son to see the movie he'd been dying to see: Nim's Island. (Big brothers called it a "chick flick" and had no interest. Hmmmm....)

I really didn't know anything about the movie going in, except that Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin were in it. My ignorance is probably part of what made it so delightful. Also, I think maybe we Lathams have all been a bit sensory-deprived as we've been grieving, so everything in the movie just seemed to pop in an extra-special way.

Essentially the movie is about courage. About being the hero in your own story. About how often we let things get in the way of our ability to be all courageous and heroic, even in mundane everyday life. And the movie is also about experiencing the wonder of the natural world, and how that, in and of itself, is an adventure.

Check it out. You won't be sorry.

"The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by."

- Felix Adler


  1. my children want to see it sounds like a good movie, thanks for the review. How are you doing?

  2. Irene,

    I understand what you said about grief and sensory-deprivation. Once you get past that initial phase of grief, things do tend to take on new color and sound.

    Sounds like a lovely movie. So glad you enjoyed it. Tell your older sons to get used to going to Chick-flix. My older daughters "drag" their boyfriends to them all the time.

    Big hugs,


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