[books vs movies]
I looked at him inquiringly: “Have you read the books?”
“Oh, I watched the movie. Nothing special. I did not like it.”
I had that talk earlier today and it rendered me nearly speechless. Well, at first I tried to prove my point and then realized that my opinion doesn’t matter, obviously.
There is a saying, “Don’t judge a book for its cover”, but taking into account the mug picture, obviously I am not the one who is appalled when a wonderful and full-of-lessons book is judged by a 2 hour movie.
When I heard that phrase, I repeated the answer hoping that I have heard it wrong. Nope… that was exactly what he meant.
People who know me know my addiction to books. I love to learn from the lives of the characters… I live their lives with them, worry about the choices they make, and whisper out loud for them not to do the thing they are about to do.
I am off to sleep. So thankful for God’s invisible hug… I know it’s silly to become so upset and all because of a book, but…
One last thought… that phrase above can also be like “Oh, I have watched a Jesus cartoon and I didn’t like it, so I don’t want to read the Bible.”
YES, I know that I am comparing Bible with a usual book, but in essence it’s the same thing.
Watching a movie INSTEAD of reading a book is like eating pre-chewed food – watching someone’s perspective on the story instead of using your own head.