“Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.” ~ George Sand
You cannot be alive today and not heard these words or seen them printed somewhere after the screening of the mega block-busting Black Panther movie. And I admit, I actually haven’t written any thoughts on the film here but that’s because my plan to see it again (and really see it with different eyes this time around) has not materialised.
However, I can tell you that the evening after my first viewing found me totally and absolutely amazed at the costumes, the acting, the set designs, the plot, the actors, the imaginative technological possibilities for the future, the significance of this type of production for ‘such a time as this’ aka every visual nuance and spoken word affected me in a profound way.
“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.”
Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV)
I’ve been a bit behind in visiting some of my favourite blogs so I went on over to The Common Sense Dad earlier today … and I wasn’t disappointed. After reading the very first paragraph of “Raising Kids in a Modern Family” I definitely experienced an ‘Aha’ moment as Oprah would say. Why? Because it was sobering to realise I am my son’s definition of a parent/mother.