Saturday, August 30, 2008

Princess Aurora is Autistic

I had the pleasure of seeing Sleeping Beauty last night at a screening at the El Capitan theater - which was gorgeous. But I do have one note regarding the story. Princess Aurora has a stilted personality and ambles through most of the movie completely emotionally detached. So, here is the theory: the third fairy was supposed to bestow the gift of personality after her life partners offered beauty and song. But, when the evil Maleficent cast her own gift, Meriwether was forced to forgo her spell in order to quell the curse of death. Subsequently, Princess Aurora lives a life of beauty and song but is tragically left autistic.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Graveyard Shift Librarian

The librarian down the street from me is evil. "I just tell it like it is," I heard her say once. When I went up to her to check out a book she yelled at a grown man, "WALK!" and then began muttering to me under her breath: "I hope what happened to that little girl the other day happens to him." I looked down. "It's a terrible thing to say," she continued. "She didn't listen to me and then she fell and her head starting bleeding and she cried. She learned her lesson."
This librarian makes me feel like I'm 5 years old again, in trouble, panicky. My heart is always pounding when I approach her. She works the graveyard afternoon shift at the library. And then she goes to the cemetery to bury all the kids she's collected throughout the day. She's a witch.