It really is Friday this time, and there was no confusion about that fact like there was yesterday when I was so sure I’d reached the end of my work week.
It’s a gorgeous Summer day in Maine, and tonight, I’m heading downtown for a little outdoor fun. Every Friday night during the Summer, they show a movie in the park, and that is my destination this evening.
Don’t worry, we will still have our usual Friday Night Think Tank fun, but there is just going to be a movie involved.
Who’s ready to join me for our weekly Philosophical Exercise? Hope you did your stretches because the Deep Thoughts are really flowing tonight.
You might want to bring some popcorn and Milk Duds as well.
This week’s topic: What movie most reminds you of home?
I picked this topic not only because I’m going to the movie in the park tonight, Modern Philosophers, but also because they movie they are showing reminds me so much of home.
The movie was shot in the Brooklyn neighborhood in which I grew up, so whenever I catch it on cable, it takes me back to my childhood. Ah, those were the days!
Don’t worry, Modern Philosophers, I never wore a bell bottom toga or busted any Disco moves on a funky dance floor with pulsating lights. I was too young for that era, and way too much of a klutz.
I’m sure watching it on the big screen again tonight will have me talking in a Brooklyn accent for the rest of the weekend, and making sure no one messes with my hair.
A second movie that reminds me of home is at a totally different end of the spectrum, and twenty years younger.
J and I would sit on the stoop and watch Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt stroll down the middle of the street. That was quite surreal, even for Brooklyn
Both actors earned Academy Awards for the flick, and I’m sure that knowing I was watching from my apartment steps was part of the reason they stepped it up a notch.
I was mentioned in neither acceptance speech, however.
So those are the two movies that most remind me of home. What about you, Modern Philosophers? Have you ever been to an outdoor movie?