Saturday night, B and I braved the gale storm winds and torrential monsoon rain to see Alice in Wonderland in Disney 3-D. We were skeptical at first since we had a bitterly disappointing experience with a 3-D DVD involving those paper blue and red glasses. It left us nauseous and dizzy. But we decided to give it a try. (Of course, we had to wiki Disney 3-D to understand how it differed from IMAX, which was sold out this weekend in the city.) We were not disappointed. Both of us loved Alice when we were kids and thoroughly enjoyed the film. It was not a remake of Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass, but it was still a fun film to watch. I liked Tim Burton’s creative license. The 3-D rocked. Totally worth the extra bucks. The acting was great–I completely bought into the story and wanted to go along for the ride. I forgot about all my worries and responsibilities and relaxed for the first time in months.
We split a large buttered popcorn for the cost of dinner in Chinatown! It amazes me how much they keep upping the prices at the concession stand, but we had a fun night out. Nothing crazy, but for the insane walk home. The wind ripped an umbrella out of a guy’s hand and tossed it at us. We dodged a bullet there. Laughing, we gripped our umbrellas with both hands and headed out into intense winds and rain. For a minute, I thought we were in Florida during hurricane season. Tons of umbrella carcasses littered the sidewalks like fallen warriors.
My favorite line in the movie had to do with believing six impossible things before breakfast. A great sentiment. Reminded me that things are only possible if you believe them to be so. Lately, I’ve been quick to dismiss something as impossible and move on rather than waste time on it. I thought I was being efficient, but maybe I was being lazy. It’s so hard to know what to give up on and what to keep fighting for. Lost causes are so draining. But how do you know when something is a lost cause? How can you tell what is worth working on and fighting for? And when do you walk away? Hindsight, is a beautiful thing, but not particularly useful. Lately, I’ve let my gut instinct lead me more. It’s not always right, but I’m learning even when it’s wrong there is usually something to be gained along the way if I am open to it.