Thanksgiving Break has come and gone.
I am now sitting in my dorm room dreading the approach of classes come morning.
It was a good break. Thanksgiving was delightful and my family managed not to kill each other.
The most interesting/annoying part of break is the fact that you begin to think about life beyond college. This break I started looking at Graduate Schools. Ahhhh! I’m considering getting an MFA in Dramatic Writing. Concentrate in Playwriting, Screenwriting, or Television. Hmm, should I be artistically satisfied, seek fame, or eat?
I also was completely satiated by my artistic consumption over break.
I read “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe,” “The Fifth Elephant,” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” And I watched “The Invisible Man,” “Frankenstein,” “Were the World Mine,” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.”
I hadn’t read “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” previously, due to the story being spoiled for me as a child thanks to BBC Films and Storybooks. In some ways, I’m glad I waited this long to read it, because I feel like I appreciated the nuances more as an adult. The tome I received from the library also featured underlined sentences and corrected verb tenses. (Oddly enough, “The Fifth Elephant” also had a lot of pencil edits, but that book required it.)
Harry Potter was, as everyone has already said, incredible. I was able to take my sister Artemis to go and see it, and I loved giving her that experience. Dobby had the best one liners, and I plan to incorporate them into my daily life.
My siblings loved the films of James Whale, especially “The Invisible Man.”
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” was monumental, and I think I have only begun my study of that play.
“Were the World Mine” needed some work. I didn’t enjoy anywhere near as much as I was expecting to. I might write more about that later.
Well, that’s a pretty decent shake down of my break. Some other things happened, but I feel those things need a more thorough dissection.