Catholic Inklings

Musings and sharings on my devotion to an ancient religion.

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The Mothers Grimm | Geekdom House

I have heard it said many times that, until you become a mother, you can’t imagine the love that you are capable of for your child. Sure, you love your spouse a ton—obviously enough to decide to spend the rest of your lives together, but the love a mother has for her child is fierce. Fierce because of the intensity, fierce because it changes who you are and the way you experience the world, and fierce because you would do anything to protect that little thing even if you had to face the very gates of hell to do it.

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ADULTING AFTER NARNIA | GEEKDOM HOUSE

When I was a kid, all I ever wanted to do was grow up so I could make my own decisions and start having some fun, alreadygeez. Adults had it all. They had money and cars, got to choose what they would be, where they lived, and how they were going to spend their time. Of course, if I had paid even a little bit of attention, I would have seen that my dad’s sometimes two and a half hour commute to and from New York, the work phone calls he got during dinner, and my mom’s exhaustion from dealing with five unruly and needy (and sometimes ungrateful) children, I might have noticed that the adults in my life weren’t really choosing very much in their lives at all. They did what they had to do to make life safe and comfortable for us children, catching only moments where they could actually do what they wanted; and even then, what they “wanted” was limited by what was best for the family.

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NO BATMAN IS AN ISLAND | Geekdom House

Batman is a loner. He’s the Dark Knight, moving through the shadows and being a vigilante all over the place. Even when the Justice League was formed (partly by his design), he didn’t want to be tied down by the responsibility of belonging. The LEGO Batman Movie is a hilarious and exciting exploration of Batman’s desire for solitude and his need for companionship.

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SEEING WITH THE HEART IN THE LITTLE PRINCE | GEEKDOM HOUSE

Netflix recently released a film version of The Little Prince, one of my favourite books. They placed the story in the context of a meeting between the author and a little girl who really needed to hear the tale. This little girl was being forced to grow up way before her time; she had loss upon loss heaped upon her without any acknowledgment or assistance in processing it. She lost her father’s presence in her life through divorce, with snow globes he would send from his travels as a poor substitute. Her decisions for her life were replaced by her mother’s vision of life—a barren calendar packed with busy tasks but perfectly empty of meaning or joy.

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A PRINCESS TO FOLLOW | Geekdom House

The Star Wars franchise portrays strong women in various ways throughout their movies. But, the gal who redefined for me what it was to be a princess of awesomeness was Leia. She wasn’t perfect, but she was an integral member of the rebellion against the Empire, the Force was strong with her, and she was brave and feisty.

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A CURE FOR FEAR: SCARECROW AND PERSONAL FREEDOM | Geekdom House

Sometimes I’m more interested in the development of the villains than the heroes. Watching little Bruce Wayne in Gotham is great, but then there’s Scarecrow. I remember the first episode Dr. Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow, showed up. He’s super creepy. And on that night, while I was watching the show, I unintentionally did something super creepy myself.

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