Saturday, November 17, 2012

Look for Me

I know it hasn't even been a week since my last post, but I've just been inspired.  So, I had to write this down and, of course, I had to post it.  Edits and critiques are welcome, especially since this is hot off the press.
Look for Me
Look for Me in the shadows,
in the depths.
Look for Me in your heart,
in your very soul.
Look for Me, darling,
look for Me.
I say it again.
Look for Me in the mass
of people before you.
Look for Me in the eyes
of a total stranger
and of a close friend.
Look for Me everywhere.
Look for Me in the hallowed halls
and in the grimy gutters.
I am everywhere.
I am right behind you.
I am nose-to-nose with you.
I am just above you;
the soles of My feet just graze
the crest of your head.
I am below you, calling your name.
Ah, look for me, for I am waiting
to be found by you.
I purposely leave behind my tracks.
I discard the clues along my path.
I write you a note everyday.
I send you the treasure map to find Me,
and yet you have not found Me.
Where are you?
Everywhere that I am not.
Oh how I long for you,
sweet child of mine.
You know where I am.
Come look for Me.
I promise you will find Me.

He is not lost, but wants to be found.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wreck It Ralph

Well, I haven't reviewed a movie in a while, so I'm giving this a shot.  I saw the animated movie Wreck It Ralph with my dad and sister this past Saturday, and I had a great time.  I rate it as a ten out of ten, but Dad rates it as a seven out of ten.  Why?  I have no idea.  I liked the movie for its adorkability and cheesiness.  Okay, so we have all seen the theme of wanting to be accepted by society, and instead being cruelly rejected.  The experience isn't fun, to say the least.  Wreck It Ralph, a story about a bad guy in an arcade game who's tired of being bad, puts an interesting twist to the usual motif of alienation.

From seeing the previews alone, I pretty much had all the characters pegged down.  Ralph is an average guy who's tired of his job and the lack of appreciation.  Vanellope (gosh, what a name!) is a gal with lots of attitude (which is perhaps why I love her so much) and a really soft heart once you get past the crusty surface.  Fix-it Felix is a nice guy, although I found the romantic intrigue between him and the kick-butt Sergeant Calhoun a little strange at first.  Love really crosses all boundaries, doesn't it? Now that I think about it, Felix and Calhoun remind me of a romance between an elf and a giant (yes, I literally mean an elf and a giant) in the movie Ella Enchanted.  Now there's a height difference for you!

Anyway, unconventional romances aside, I thought the movie was first-rate for passing the time with your friends.  I laughed, I nearly cried, and I enjoyed myself.  I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who hasn't seen it yet, at least to anyone who doesn't mind cheesiness.