Saturday night, the air was chilly and the streets glistened with rain. It was a perfect night to see a movie, so my husband and I went to Laemmles Theater in the Fallbrook mall to see the documentary "In the Shadow of the Moon." I highly recommend it.
Not only is the film fascinating and informative, but I found it inspirational, philosophical and spiritual. I walked out amazed at what we humans are capable of. And, as it shows in the film, the accomplishment of stepping on the moon was celebrated worldwide - not just a U.S. feat. It was something humans all over the globe took pride in.
While I watched the film, it was hard not to look at the swirling blue marble we call earth without wondering what I was doing on the planet at the time. In my father's journal he kept as we traveled Europe, he noted that we were in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 20, 1969. He wrote, "The US astronauts landed on the moon. Shelly (that's me) still vomiting."
One small step for man...
Hey, Valleyites!! Please don't forget the Laemmle Theaters in the Valley. They're great for good independent films and documentaries. My husband and I usually go to the one in Encino, but last Saturday night we went to the one in the Fallbrook mall. Neither one get tons of business - and that worries me. I'd hate for Laemmles to get boarded up and plowed down like the other older Valley theaters.
*Photo on left taken around the time the astronauts first landed on the moon. My sister (left) and me on a crazy car at the Bakken Fun Fair in Copenhagen.