A great night with the kids watching an awesome telling of the Robin Hood story. I thought I had seen this one, but I hadn't. I'd seen "Men in tights" (also a great version, but doesn't stir the heart in quite the same way as with Kev and Mary) and the Russell and Cate effort which is brilliant and a bit less gory than Kev's account.
The kids were totally captivated by the story and I hadn't remembered that the youngest had also seen "Men in tights", and was contrasting the differences between the two movies from her perspective - fascinating.
Running with the theme of the week, that is, self love and the link with not hurting others, the line that jumped out at me this eve was "Nobility is not a birthright. It's defined by one's actions", and a flood of historical thoughts followed. Call me an idealistic romantic fool, but I like the idea of at least working toward the solid focus that Robin showed. He never seemed to waver at all, not even a flicker of doubt about his purpose (which I'm guessing makes him the hero). Lots of those around him lost their faith at different times, but Robin even under pressure, including in the face of Marion recalling him as an annoying kid, remained the bastion of social justice and care for others (and a bit of ego thrown in to make him real, like the scene in the middle of the river).
I reckon from what I can see, Kev likes himself in real life too. His speech at Whitney Houston's funeral is such a beautiful statement about Whitney, and says a lot about who Kevin is, a real 'body guard'. So Kevin, thanks for the make believe and the real. You have inspired me to be the best body guard I can be, to look after those I love with a passion and consistency that allows them to know and feel they can rely on me to protect, honour, and serve, with all that I have.
"can't tell me it's not worth dieng for..."