We all now know, at least those of us who care, that February 5th may feel like déjà vu or not so much. After this weekend’s AFC and NFC championship games, all of us should realize just how quick the tables can turn and just how unpredictable these games can be.
The Ravens had the Super Bowl within a kick away, but what seemed like a routine field goal turned into crushed dreams for Cundiff, Flacco (who we must admit out played Brady) and the rest of the Ravens. And the 49ers could have just as “simply” had their ticket to Indy had they just strayed from those fumbles. But hey, that’s football for ya. Anything can happen and it happened the way it was supposed to because all teams make their mistakes. We can all ponder on the shoulda, coulda, woulda questions, but sports doesn’t work like that. Even though both teams did come way too close to elimination for anyone’s comfort ( I was a wreck this Sunday). The rematch is set, The Patriots and Giants have played their way to football’s promise land.
But, will Super Bowl Sunday seem too familiar? I highly doubt that there will be another epic catch like that of Tyree’s, remember the helmet?! And, I’m not saying the Giants are a definite Super Bowl XLVI champs (although I have my heart set on it). Honestly, I think the only feeling of déjà vu will be from the fact that both the Giants and Patriots are facing each other again, oh and of course some of the same significant players will be on the field, I’m talkin’ bout you Brady and Manning. We all have to realize that unlike back in 2008, there is hardly an underdog team here, they are just two great teams playing to prove they are the best.
To tell you the truth this game is as up in the air as the air itself (if that makes any sense), which is one of the things I love about football and sports in general. It’s dramatic. Men fight. Men hurt. Men Smile. Men dance. And, yes, grown men do cry! Its life in 4 quarters: heartbreak, hope, upset, redemption and glory.
Because girls can love sports too (including football),
I will never forget the gift my father gave me for my fifth birthday, it was an enchanted tea set, well it was enchanted to me.
We never truly grow out of the movies we grew up watching and this holds remarkably true with Disney motion pictures. I am absolutely not ashamed to say that I continue to replace my old VHS tapes with DVD’s and Bluerays that bring me back to simpler days. My all-time favorite Disney classic, the tale as old as time, Beauty and The Beast.
I sincerely believe that Beauty and The Beast transcends the ages. Not only does it capture the essence of the moral of inner beauty but the imagery and music is timeles, and makes every girl/ woman feel like a princess.
No one is ever be too old to watch Belle win the heart of the gentleman inside The Beast, a complex man not too different from us all. As girls grow into women, we are often told that Disney princess tales have messed up our minds to expect too much of boys and men, but I beg to differ. In my opinion, this tale in particular helps us, society in general, to look for the beauty in others including ourselves. The main character in this movie is not Belle, but The Beast. The Beast is the one who learns and grows. Although all of us ladies, and hey maybe some guys, have pictured ourselves in that gold gown gliding in the ballroom, we probably relate most to The Beast, his insecurity and desire for love.
With the release of Beauty and The Beast in 3D, in theaters January 13th (21 years after the original release), expect to see lines filled with grown men and women reliving the magic of Disney and childhood, and, whether they would like to admit it or not, dreaming to garner faith in love.
With great hope,
Considering my culture and religion, the ideal of destiny in Fools Rush In resonates with me. Like Isabel (Hayek) I believe that there is a higher power drawing out our fate. Sadly, in difficult times we imagine that our faith is betraying us, and that these signs we live by are nothing but figments of our creativity and a stupid superstition.