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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Holiday Movie #1, Hogfather

Aloha Everyone,

Hogfather, based on a Terry Pratchett’s novel, was our family’s first family movie event. This is our granddaughter’s all-time favorite film. She learned the story by initially being read to by our son as a bed-time story. Our granddaughter then read the book several times on her own and she has seen the movie at least a couple of times. Hogfather has an interesting premise and life lesson. Terry Pratchett’s mastery with the English language, his fascination with natural history, deep understanding of society, astronomy, economics are all too evident. How he deals with one’s morality issues is also clearly illustrated. Rather than giving away the plot, I chose a few of my favorite quotes from the book.

“Naughty and Nice?” said Death. “But it’s easy to be nice if you’re rich. Is this fair?”

“Charity ain’t giving people what you want to give, it’s giving people what they need to get.”

“Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.”

“No, you need to believe in things that aren’t true. How else can they become?”

“Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.”

Aloha -- Cathi