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?
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.
But when John accidentally falls into a rushing river and is carried by the current into the outskirts of The Doone Valley, he meets a playful young girl who he teaches how to fish with her hands before she helps him escape back home.
What is it about men who wear breeches, billowy white shirts, velvet waistcoats, and top hats? Is it the knee-high boots that make the ensemble or the way they tip their hat as a woman passes by? For Regency era-loving Jane Hayes in the film Austenland, it’s simply because the men are living in the ideal yesteryear of Jane Austen’s world.
Joy is a flame Like a burst of wings and sweet voices, it proclaims Hosanna in a frosted soul, a frozen field Our feet fly over the ground to greet the King; we are poor in spirit, But a great light has kindled within our hearts.