[random notes: highlander & potter]

[random notes: highlander & potter]

I have been immersing myself into my childhood era lately.

A couple of weeks ago I have decided to re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (got all 7 books on my iPod because mom suddenly declared that she wants to read the series so she can understand why on earth I am so into it). Granted, my Potter journey started late – I have read the first book when I was around 19 – but still, re-reading it now, I feel like I am back in school, 11 years old, and trying to find out what is it that Nicholas Flamel and Dumbledore have hidden in that secret vault in Gringotts.

Also, today I watched 7 episodes of the first season of Highlander. Seriously – I don’t think I have ever felt this giddy with delight – not even when my admin manager told me she’s got all 15 seasons of ER.

Highlander… it brought back so many dear memories.

I was 8 years old when they started showing it here in Ukraine. I was quite a tomboy as a kid (much to my mom’s and grandma’s dismay) and most of my friends were boys. I couldn’t understand why would anyone want to play with dolls, so instead my best childhood friend and I had long sticks we lovingly called “swords” (I have to admit that our sticks had polished handles and even some weak attempts at carving the handle to resemble that wonderful sword of McLeod’s) and we used to fight, pretending we are mirror images of Duncan – we didn’t want to be someone else and we couldn’t both be real Duncans at the same time. Hence, the mirror πŸ˜€

I watched Highlander and I grinned, remembering the worst tragedy of my childhood – my grandma got tired of our “sword-fighting” and she threw away my stick… I was devastated πŸ˜€ (I think I didn’t talk to my grandma for entire day because of that) Ah, I wish the problems these days could be that silly.

These days I feel like I have reached the hill and going down now… 15 years ahead of the supposed “downhill” date. Oh, how I wish to finally be able to share all these stories with my own kids. How I long to watch them grow and get their own stories.

But for now, I am simply enjoying my own childhood memories and collect them in my memory “for later re-telling.”

What is your favorite memory from back when you were a kid?

  • That is too far back to remember for me lil sis but I do remember watching Highlander on TV. The most frustrating thing was they moved it around so much I had to hunt for it. I like fantasy so I liked Highlander. Aaah, don't allow yourself to go down the downhill slide road yet. You are far too young to be doing that. So live your childhood all over through your books and TV shows. I don't have old series (except for some Perry Mason) but I do have MacGyver that I watch. I will probably always think that is my favorite TV show. πŸ™‚

    • I am balancing between kids / teenagers and people who are 15 / 20 years older than me… never really fit into my age group. so i either read fairy tales and watch cartoons, or discuss serious questions with older people… *shrug*

      fantasy is great. it provides a much-needed escape when real life gets too intense.

  • BTW: do you consider MacGyver fantasy? πŸ™‚
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  • I've told you of my own countless sword fights. How we used to have a "ring" in my friend's back yard. I miss those days of beating my brothers with sticks too. Problems were simpler back then, but there is a lot of good right now too. I know God better now than I could have then. He has proved his goodness time and again in ways I didn't understand then.
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  • How cool your mom wants to know you better. I think that's awesome. Your mom sounds like a great one. So glad she is in your life.

    I think God gives us desires for a reason and someday, not the day we pick, he amazes us by fulfilling those dreams. So don't give up on those dreams. They just come when we least expect it.

    My favorite show as a kid was Little House on the Prairie, Wonder Woman (I liked her invisible jet but now I think the show is really stupid watching it as an adult) and I also had a love for McGyver too. I never got into potter because that came out I think when I was like 17 or 18 and at that point in my life, I hated to read anything. So…you are way ahead of me! I still haven't read Potter. I think I'd like the books better than the movies though.

    • my mom is great indeed… and i miss her right now (long story)…

      tee hee… a friend of mine commented that he thinks Highlander is too naive to watch. *shrug* πŸ™‚ i guess the only show so far that i couldn't bear to watch when i grew up was teletubbies… i honestly can't understand why would anyone (toddlers included) want to watch that?

      the books are a lot better than movies. in movies, they skipped a lot of valuable lessons that Potter and his friends learn along the way – lessons that made me love the series in the first place. for example, why did Potter survive the deadly Avada Kedavra curse when he was 1 year old? his mother sacrificed her own life in Harry's stead – and the Love transferred into him – Voldemort couldn't even touch Harry afterwards. there are so many parallels you can draw from this. ah.
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