I have a feeling this may not sit well with some of you "artsy" or "intellectual" types who let me pretend I'm your friend and/or equal. But I gotta say, "Batman Begins" fricking great. IIIIII loved it. The analyzation and distinctions made between justice and revenge were fantastic. And Christian Bale was excellent...in my opinion. Basically, it made me want to be an ideal, a hero. Shocker. But this, my friends, is not the real reason I write. Things are astir in my mind. Unfortunately, it's much to late to attempt their organization. The real reason I sat down here to type was because of our good friend Bill Dowling.
I got to spend the evening with him in Winnipeg tonight. I just love and admire that man. He's so freaking encouraging. Not to mention insightful, honest, and articulate. Besides Christ, he's certainly my utmost instigator of creativity. Tonight the media was thought.
Ok the real, real reason I wanted to make a little posty-poo was this: at one point, we found ourselves sitting at Starbucks in Chapters waiting out some time for Batman to begin... and I thought of my favourite top 5 of all time: If you could have 5 traits of specific people, what would you be like?
Here were mine:
think like CS Lewis
write like Nick Hornby
sing like Sarah Harmer
speak like Rob Whittaker
and rant like Bill Dowling
Here are his:
play guitar like Stephen Fearing
write songs like Steve Earl
think like Frederich Buechner
have the self assurance of Billy Strachan
have the athleticism of Michael Jordan (though he did point out he wouldn't use the skills for basketball but instead volleyball...)