Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Full Cup Strikes Back

It's been a long time, I know, but The Full Cup is back and ready to take over. Our family took over an abandoned (foreclosed) house across the street from our former residence and have been working hard since May to make it livable. Now that the house has a fully functional kitchen, working plumbing (one out of two bathrooms isn't too bad), and a new furnace, we're ready to tell the tale.

To go with the title of this post, here's Gibbie getting as close to watching Star Wars has he's ever been. Gibbie and Ezra are quite enthralled with Star Wars, but have only second-hand information and this vintage soundtrack LP to go by. Gibbie loves to sit like this with the jacket propped open looking at pictures of the movie and imagining Star Wars as he listens to the score. We'll often hear him walking around the house humming "dun dun da-dun, dun da-dun, dun da-dun" and talking about Dart Vader (misspelling intentional).

I think this speaks to the power of media in our lives, the power of a story, and the power of imagination. I wonder what it will be like when they're older and watch the real Star Wars movies. Will it be an opening of a whole imaginative world to them, or a pale shadow of the book version in their heads?


nt moore said...

Nice. Let me know when you want some chickens. Aren't they legal now in St. Paul?

Anonymous said...

Having experienced sitting with Gibbie and Ezra, listening to the music of Star Wars and hearing them tell me of the characters and plot, I am simply amazed. They are such intelligent young ones with creative minds and I sincerely appreciate how the two of you are raising such incredible, loving children. They are the light of my life! Grammers

Kevin D. Hendricks said...

Of course the real question, Paul, is what order Gibbie will watch Star Wars in? The original order that we saw the series in (4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3) or the chronological order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Good point Kevin. This is one of the best pictures I have seen for a very long time. I want to blow it up and put it on a t-shirt.