...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The Water Horse
A delightful fantasy film which I enjoyed in a private screening this afternoon. (I was the only one in the theater.)
It is about a boy who lives in Scotland who finds an egg which hatches into a water horse that eventually grows into what is known today as the Loch Ness Monster.
It was very fun in parts and poignent in others. It has a message about how we can understand and value another living being. I recommend it. (Note there are some scary parts so it is probably not for the very young but the kids I taught would probably enjoy it.
I also saw a trailer for a new Jodi Foster movie that is coming in April that looks to be a good film (What Jodi Foster movie isn't) It is called Nim's Island.