Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I watched this movie last night (and you can too if you go to this link). I have a fondness for stories based on actual events. My favorites include: Chariots of Fire, Amazing Grace, Shadowlands, to name a few. I find them inspiring. I particularly loved this story. I loved how Beatrix Potter’s life deviated from the normal perceived progression of a woman’s path in the late 19th century; yet although she perhaps questioned at times why that was so, she embraced the opportunities and challenges that presented her. The result was a remarkable life which blessed the lives of many. I also perceive a kindred spirit in her—a person with a love of both science and art. According to wikipedia, she was one of the first to perceive that lichens were a result of a symbiotic relationship between algae and fungi…something she discovered through extensive drawing of them. The overall story was charming, sweet, and delightful…..adjectives that describe very few movies nowadays.