For this, my third year doing the challenge, I am going literary. For every letter of the alphabet I will talk about a book, an author or a character from fiction or myth that made an impression, was inspirational, or caused me to think.
Like Peter Pan and Don Quixote, could there possibly be another choice?
|The Robin Hood Memorial in Nottingham near the castle|
Who among us doesn't long for a Robin Hood to save us from the evil Enrons and Burnie Madoffs of the world?
What girl doesn't want to be a Maid Marian who gets rescued?
Who doesn't groan under heavy taxation?
Who doesn't want to take from the rich and give to the poor?
Where is our hero?
Many, many movies have been made about this legendary hero. But I still think the 1938 version with Errol Flynn is the best. He's just so darn pretty! I love that it's been colorized... just look at the sparkles on his tunic! Sigh....
R is Robin Hood Other R influences include: Rainer Maria Rilke, The Red Badge of Courage, Roget's Thesaurus.
And I cannot leave today without paying homage to a great musician.
Rest is peace, Levon Helm, who died yesterday. He can be heard singing the lead on the third verse, on this, one of the most beautiful songs ever, Whispering Pines.