Thursday, September 9, 2010


It's funny when you get to a certain age and start to clearly recognize some of the things throughout your lifetime that've shaped you - or at least contributed to the person you've turned out to be.

When I was a wee child, there were a handful of movies I watched over and over...and over. And could recite. And went about my days singing songs from. Now, as an adult, I'm certain of their specific influence on me. I was in awe of Mary Poppins. I wanted to be Julie Andrews. So magical - her swinging skirts, delicate British accent, flawless beauty, creamy singing voice, no-nonsense attitude (Spit Spot!), close personal friendships with birds (and chimney sweeps) - and hello - flying about from place to place clutching an umbrella! Pure perfection. I still love every single second of it.

Today, in my "grown-up" life, I imagine that this is me as a 1st grade teacher:

One of my all-time favorite scenes/songs from a movie: This tune still drifts in and out of my head and I catch myself humming it to myself rather frequently. Or, of course, whenever I see someone flying a kite.


amy said...

Wait. I see MYself as Mary Poppins when I teach. Awkward!

Barbara said...

mary popppins has inspired me too as an adult.



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