This is one of the first movies I ever remember watching. I have always loved animals, especially cats, and the story of Elsa stuck with me emotionally. (My husband doesn’t like me to watch it because I spend half the movie crying. Yes, I’m aware that Elsa doesn’t die in the movie. But she dies in the NEXT movie and that is so sad.)
I really wasn’t into popular music until someone gave me an Electric Light Orchestra 45 for my 12th birthday. “Turn to Stone” became an instant favorite and I had to have the album. Then I had to have all of the albums. I was hooked! Fell in love with many of their songs, including 10538 Overture. (So imagine my delight when one of my favorite bands, Def Leppard, did a cover of this tune a few years ago. Joy!)
The Chronicles of Narnia
A friend introduced me to this series shortly after my father died, when I was about eleven. After my father’s passing, my perception of the world changed and I became more ‘aware.’ Enter a series that took me to a fantastic, magical world while laying down Christian principles and ideals. My imagination took off from that point, leading me on many great adventures. The movies haven’t been perfect, however - watching previews for the very first one and hearing Aslan roar sent chills down my spine and brought tears to my eyes.
My father and my husband
Before he died, I followed my father everywhere. I wanted to do whatever he was doing. I could spend hours in his workshop (he was a carpenter by trade) just quietly polishing his rock collection while he worked. I adored him and it’s a shame I never got to know him better.
Those are my picks. What are yours?