Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Slightly drunkish ponderings

Alone with the kids both gone to bed and slightly drunkish--is there any more wonderful state of mind than that? I don't think so. Not on this earth anyway.

Sister and I just finished up a late showing of "The Man From Snowy River." Did anybody else besides me totally go nuts over this movie as a girl? Probably not. I must've seen it a dozen times, and I can't say that about ANY other movie, even 35 years old as I am and obviously well advanced into the era of VCR's and DVD's and HBO. Even now, the scenes of the hero, Jim, riding his horse over a cliff in Australia--or is it just a real steep hill? Do they have cliffs in Australia?--to go round up both his own escaped horse and the rich boss' expensive colt gave me goosebumps. Goosebumps! I mean, through the gin here, y'all! But I was one of those horse-loving girls who had no good reason to love horses, having spent my formative years in Miami.

Is there anyone of a Freudian bent out there who knows why there are some girls who go horse-y, but no boys doing this generally? Aw, I'm probly obsolete as hell in the era of video games anyway...

6 comments:

Jess Riley said...

I recently read something (or maybe I saw it on TV ... yeah, that seems more likely) that explained girls attraction to horses. Something about practicing for future relationships?

I dunno; all I know is that I'm in love with miniature ponies lately.

Piece of Work said...

OHMIGOD! (Slightly drunkish here too) I forgot all about that movie. How I LOVED it!

Lori said...

I'v watched that one 5 dozen times, I swear. An all time favorite. Rates right up there with Terms of Endearment and Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes. I guess I have quite a few I could watch over and over. But The Man From Snowy River is HOT!

Belle said...

Nope, I don't think there is a greater state of mind than that, either. Except I like to slip my headphones on, and go sit on my front porch and just chill with some good music.

I don't think I ever watched The Man from Snowy River. I have lots of movies that I do have to watch any time they're on....

beth said...

I was totally obsessed with horses too. I wonder the same thing: why is the horse craze just a girl thing? Havn't seen this movie though...

plantain said...

Yes - there are cliffs in australia!
This was a poem before it was a movie .. by the poet A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson...he also wrote 'Waltzing Matilda' and my favourite 'Clancy of the Overflow'
(an excerpt:
And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him
In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plain extended,
And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.
)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_From_Snowy_River