Bon appetit! – two words that simply mean good appetite or enjoy your meal – but to the world at large these two little words are synonymous with one person – Julia Child. And admit it, you can’t say it without adding your own impersonation of Julia’s voice! Bon appetit! Go on… say it – you know you want to!
Marie Antoinette. She was 14 – an age by which most would be considered a child – when she was handed over in marriage to the future King of France. She was born Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna, the 15th (of 16) child of the Empress of Austria, Maria Theresa, in 1755. Surrounded by opulence the young Maria preferred music, art and the theater to the mundane academic studies and as a result she could barely read or write, which would prove to hinder her later life.
It’s funny how some moments in time stay with you – inspire you. It’s what I felt while sitting in a dark theater watching the documentary, “Walking the Camino – Six Ways to Santiago.” I left the theater vowing to myself (and to Abi) that we need to make the journey, to walk the Camino.
The Camino Documentary. We rarely go to the movies. Aside from the whole theater experience, which I admit can be fun (but it can also be annoying when the person behind you talks through the movie) I pretty much like watching movies at home. Think about it – $17 admission versus $1.20 at Redbox?! In your home theater you can pause the movie when you have to “ahem” leave the room and you don’t miss the most dramatic/emotional/important part of the movie.
I first saw this movie last summer when it was released in the theaters. I’m not sure how well it did with the greater theater-going population, but I for one, loved it. I loved the story lines of the different characters and I found the overall theme of the movie inspiring. And for those of us with an itch to travel, this movie will let you escape to India if even for a short time.