I have this great CD of Disney’s greatest hits. I felt this song fit our sad end of year well…
When She Loved Me by Sarah McLachlan (Disney’s Toy Story 2 OST)
When somebody loved me, Everything was beautiful Every hour we spent together lives within my heart And when she was sad, I was there to dry her tears And when she was happy, So was I When she loved me
Through the summer and the fall We had each other, that was all Just she and I together, Like it was meant to be
And when she was lonely, I was there to comfort her And I knew that she loved me
So the years went by I stayed the same But she began to drift away I was left alone Still I waited for the day When she’d say I will always love you
Lonely and forgotten, I’d never thought she’d look my way And she smiled at me and held me just like she used to do Like she loved me When she loved me
When somebody loved me Everything was beautiful Every hour we spent together lives within my heart
THE UP SERIES:It follows the lives of 14 children through their lives interviewing them every seven years. It’s amazing to see how they change and where they go. It shows that personality traits do not tend to be very static. Being introverted at 18 doesn’t determine how you’ll be at 32. A girl on there around 20 was totally against having a family and was very cynical about relationships and marriage. Next interview, she was happily wed with children. I link you to 7 UP, which is the first documentary in the series.
QUEEN OF VERSAILLES:If you have any interest in the SUPER RICH of America and how absolutely delusional they can be, then this documentary will blow your mind. It’s a great window into the lives of people who literally have everything a person could need. Even when they loose everything, they’re entirely incapable of believing that they’re a normal citizen.
THE ACT OF KILLING: One review describes it as: “This is the most gut-wrenching film I’ve ever seen. It actually makes you understand the nature and true face of evil, and it’s terrifying because it’s so, so normal. After watching it you know that in some other life, you could be him.”
BABIES: It shows the different ways, different cultures raise their children. It shows how different but similar we all are at the end. They documentary follows 4 different babies, from Mongalia, to Tokyo, to Namibia and then the U.S
TOUCHING THE VOID: A documentary about two mountain climbers who have an accident on their way back. As one review described it: “Better than any fictional suspense film. Just unreal. You know throughout that the two climbers lived because you’re sitting there watching them narrate, but at times you just can’t believe it.”
THE COVE:A 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. One review described it as “an impeccably crafted, suspenseful expose of the covert slaughter of dolphins in Japan.”
THIS IS WHAT WINNING LOOKS LIKE: The documentary follows U.S. Marines as they train Afghan security forces, showing their ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal.
JESUS CAMP: About a Christian summer camp, where children spend their summers being taught that they have “prophetic gifts” and can “take back America for Christ”. This documentary led to the shut down of this summer camp.
I want a romantic novel where basically everything about our world is the same but the attitudes about masculinity and femininity are switched.
And it’s not a big deal in the novel—it’s just, mothers will worry just a bit about their son’s decency if they go out wearing those nice jeans, because they remember what it was like to be a teen girl. When a girl’s boyfriend crashes at her house, she offers to take the couch while secretly hoping he’ll invite her to sleep in the bed. Society at large is way too involved with men’s chastity, accusing them on one end of being too promiscuous and on another of being stingy with their sperm. Boys are continually being sent to the Principal’s Office for wearing shirts where the sleeves are too short, revealing tempting arm muscles.
I wouldn’t want it to be some statement novel—just a quiet romance that makes people go “huh”. Does this exist?