The old saying goes, “Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” The same thing holds true for legends.
What could be better than living as a nobleman in a society of learning and culture, respected for shrewdness and cunning, in which every man is his own master and can compete as equals according to their skills?
It was the poem said to have been a major inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien when he wrote The Lord of the Rings, and heralded as one of the last epic poems to be written in the English language.
Few films attain an iconic status that allows them to stand the test of time and remain relevant to each successive generation so that it becomes a cultural institution that transcends time and has a shelf life which extends long beyond its initial release.
Some know Christ since they were born, other have to go through the, at times, very difficult internal struggle of pondering the big questions of life.
In every age and nation, people hear the message of the star and find the Child who reveals the tenderness of God.
Although the movie showed little success at its first publication (perhaps the title turned people away?), it became wildly popular in 1988 (when VHS and new-fangled “videos” were introduced) as the few who had first loved The Princess Bride showed it to their children… and then to their grandchildren.
Whereas he was surrounded by immortally cheerful little Elves, Santa Claus had once been a man, from Germany. He had been doing his charitable runs around the world for seventy years now, and he was tired.