Thursday, November 17, 2005
Before Harry Potter
Dear Sage, when I was a little boy, just a little older than you are right now, the first Full-length animated fantasy film I saw was the "FLIGHT OF DRAGONS"
The animation was mediocre compared to what PIXAR can do today with digital technology. But the story line was unforgettable. Somehow it touched a nerve. It was the first time I saw a story that glorified Rational Thought over Fantasy and Magic. And yet in the end, it showed how much we need Faith in our Hearts, and Magic in our lives. I'm not going to do it any justice here if I reveal more. I want you to see it personally someday, either with me and your MOM or with your own Barkada.
BTW, I remember writing a Poem about it that same night I watched the film. I called it "The Lost Ages." Pls. forgive your old man for reminiscing about his stint as a bard wannabee.
I dream of castles, giants, and elves
mysterious sorceress, brave knight errants,
and dangerous quests,
I live in the dream where chivalry was at its fullest
and the romance of war
in the hearts of the noblest
when a shining armour was a dangerous omen
to fire-breathing dragons that devour fair young Maidens,
When oracles reached the zenith of its powers,
while science is unheard,
Locked in the highest Ivory tower,
Once life was an adventure
and Death a companion
Dawn of the sunlight
beyond the horizon
this is the age shrouded in mystery, clothed in white...
lost in antiquity.
In my life, I've chosen the path of science, Sage. But always remember, You and Mom and Sabine and the new Baby in Mom's tummy are God's gift of Magic to me.