Maybe not 14, but I would settle for being 21 again. Our 14 year old grandson is spending some time with us and watching him and all his friends makes me remember how simple things were at age 14. They have no idea how lucky they are, with their entire lives ahead of them. They don't understand the importance of making the right choices and how every choice they make will influence them for the rest of their days.
I cannot concentrate on all the important issues of the day. There is too much, it is overwhelming. The Muslim Brotherhood wins elections in Egypt. Hamas is firing rockets into Israel. Greece is going down the tubes. Europe heading toward democratic dark ages. Syria's president is allowing mass murder to continue with no opposition from other than a few semi-harsh words from the media and civilized nations. Our secrets are being leaked for political purposes by a sinking administration. On, and on, and on.
Maybe later I can concentrate on one of these awful topics, but for now I think I'm going to listen to the Somewhere in Time soundtrack and let the children play.
Sweet hubby and I watched this movie again last night. It seems a friend of ours is an extra in the movie. Yes it is old, 1980, but a classic -- actually a cult classic.
Somewhere in Time is a ...
... time travel romance film directed by Jeannot Szwarc, written by Richard Matheson and starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin and including an early appearance by then-unknown William H. Macy.
Reeve plays Richard Collier, a playwright who becomes smitten by a photograph of a young woman at the Grand Hotel. Through self-hypnosis, he travels back in time to the year 1912 to find love with actress Elise McKenna (portrayed by Seymour). But her manager William Fawcett Robinson (portrayed by Plummer) fears that romance will derail her career and resolves to stop him.
The film is adapted from the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by science fiction writer Richard Matheson, which was subsequently re-released under the film's title. The film is known for its musical score, composed by John Barry. The eighteenth variation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini also runs throughout the film.
We did not see our friend in the movie, but we enjoyed snuggling on the couch together and escaping the troubles of the world for a time. Yes, I teared up as I watched the movie, I do every time.
The movie was filmed in Mackinac Island, Michigan. Hubby and I visited there a few years ago and it was a wonderful vacation. I'm revisiting it in my mind now...