17 July 2007

Solo Harry Potter

Going to the Movies Alone
Tonight I went to see Harry Potter on my own. My son had already seen it the first day, and no one else I knew was interested in going. I'm pleased I went. The first time I went to a movie on my own was in Fremantle when I was visiting my lifelong friend Jane. I went to see a 'not to be missed film', the title I can't recall right now. I was in my early 30s. It was great. The experience of watching a movie alone that is. I have done it several times since then. I had previously thought of going to a film as a social activity and had really deprived myself.

Making Choices
I am always telling the young people I teach to choose for themselves and to do what they want to do, not what all their friends are doing. I have noticed lately that I often go along with what my significant other, or kids or friends want to do. I have committed to doing more things that I freely choose to do, even if I have to do them alone. So tonight's excursion was just the beginning.

Harry Potter
I did enjoy the latest Harry Potter. I have read all the books and seen all the films and look forward to the final in the series. I am delighted with what the author J.K. Rowling has achieved for herself and for the world.

3 comments:

Snoskred said...

I love watching movies alone, too. I tend to do it in my own house but that's because I have not been to the movies in years and years. I have a home theatre system.. :) I will go when Indiana Jones 4 is released, though.. :)

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Jaycee said...

I might be seeing the new HP film with mum but if I don't I'll be going one Friday when my son's back at school. I have seen quite a few films by myself for one reason or another and I don't mind it. The only thing I really miss is the debrief and the coffee with someone afterwards.

Katie said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it!
I'm planning on going ASAP and I will probably have to go by myself too, but I don't care because it's Harry Potter and Harry Potter is always awesome (even though the books are better!). :)