December 30, 2007

Raindrops on roses

Late Sunday night and I'm watching The Sound of Music on TV (while pretending to clean my apartment, as usual). It's definitely one of my all-time favorite movies, and I know that saying that makes me deeply uncool. When I was growing up, I probably watched this film several dozen times -- and I remember dancing around, pretending to be Liesl in the gazebo, imagining I was a patriotic Austrian fleeing from the Nazis, stuff like that. Maybe a lot of of ideas I had about being a grown-up came from The Sound of Music -- like, I really thought that when I turned 17, life would start happening, I'd fall in love, blah blah blah. And Maria and her fantastic convent sisters really made me romanticize the idea of, uh, becoming a nun.