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SoCS: Making Notes and a Strangely Beautiful Movie

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Our prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “make a note.” Do with it what you will. Have fun!

Making notes tends to become more important with age. It’s something I was good at in school. Even if I didn’t read my notes again, just writing them down on paper reinforced what I was trying to learn. “Is this going to be on the test?” determined if I should write it in my notebook. Now, I can understand how annoying that question might be to a teacher. Thank you, teachers!

Making mental notes is another matter. I don’t know if I was ever good at that and would not want to trust something important to a mental note unless I said it to myself 100 times. There’s only so much room left in my brain.

I made a written note on scrap paper (I have a lot of those) of quotes from a movie I watched earlier this evening on TV. (It’s Friday night.) Don’t know if I’ll share them, because I might use them for a One-Liner Wednesday one of these Wednesdays. The movie is called Wendy, and I’d never heard of it. Or maybe I did and just forgot perhaps after having made a mental note that it looked interesting. Wendy is kind of the Peter Pan story with a Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome feel at times. Wendy is the hero and there’s a lot about “Mother,” who lives under the water and lights up in hints of Tinkerbell but looking nothing like Tinkerbell. It’s kind of a gritty, bizarre movie about hope and believing.

They didn’t make notes in Never Land where thinking too much is discouraged. No, wait, they DID make notes – as in singing notes, not really words, but ohs, and oos, to a tune. Singing – making notes – saved the day!

Here’s a trailer for Wendy.

Here are some recent Photos starting with Marley who keeps me young: The first photo is him with his trainer’s dog who showed him how to get into the scary metal bathtub at the pet supply store on Wednesday. Next is the new toy he got for letting me give him a bath there yesterday.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

12 thoughts on “SoCS: Making Notes and a Strangely Beautiful Movie

  1. I was really curious from your title, about what movie. I thought I might have seen it until I saw the date on the video. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. Hugs on the wing.

    • Thanks for checking it out, Teagan. I don’t remember hearing about it, then when it came on FXM, I got curious. It got very strange in parts, so that I’m not sure I want my granddaughter to watch it, but I loved some of the lines and overall message.

  2. HI JoAnna, is is amazing to me how popular Peter Pan remains in the movie and reading world. Thanks for sharing about this movie.

    • It is amazing, now that you mention it. We have to grow up, but we need to keep some of our youthful spirit alive. The movie, Wendy, was a big surprise to me.

  3. Making notes also helped me in the learning process as well as in remembering things. I enjoy watching movies that feature a child or children. I haven’t yet seen the movie “Wendy” but, from the video clip, it seems magical. The child in me who believes in magic, miracles, and the power of dreams still lives 🙂

    • I love what you wrote: “The child in me who believes in magic, miracles, and the power of dreams still lives” and I believe this, too! The movie was strange in parts, but definitely worth watching. I bet the child in you would like it.

  4. “There’s only so much room left in my brain. ” I like that, and I feel like that in many days.

  5. My longest period of making notes was effectively compiling my own French dictionary by typing out words I didn’t know from books. The many pages I produced on one side are now scrap paper for the reverse. This always amuses people who ask for scrap. And I doubt that I have remembered much – but you never know what stays in.

    • Your scrap paper French dictionary sounds like a good idea to me. I bet plenty of those French words are still in your brain somewhere. I still remember much of the first French dialogue I learned in high school

  6. Thank you for sharing!!. I still make notes, I refer to it as “total recall”, as I know I cannot remember everything… I try to utilize technology or “boogie boards” in an effort to reduce the use of paper… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May your troubles be less
    Your blessings be more
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door
    (Irish Saying)

    • I like the positive vibe of “total recall.” I had not heard of “boogie boards” except as small surfboards, but reducing paper use is always a good thing. Thank you for your Irish saying. 🙂

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