(Not sure why I'm inclined toward pictureless posts today, perhaps it's the rain, but here's another.)
When I first saw the trailer for Horton Hears a Who several months ago I knew that I would have to see the movie as soon as it came out, and that I would have to see it with RT, my college roommate. I read a lot of Dr Seuss as a child - The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Green Eggs and Ham and even the little known I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew - but I had never read Horton.
Way back freshman year when RT discovered that I had never read Horton she was appalled. Shortly after I received a copy of Horton for my very own. It's in the bookcase next to my bed even now.
Work has been a bit nuts lately (preparing for an upgrade in late June) and I kept forgetting to call RT until the wee hours of the night. I finally grabbed a couple of minutes yesterday and gave her a call. After determining that she was in fact free today I mentioned that I wanted to take her to see Horton today. She was so excited that she decided not even to check with her partner, K, to see if she'd made plans for today. She'd been expecting to have to wait until the film came out on DVD because K was not interested in seeing it, she doesn't live near a theatre and doesn't drive long distances.
The movie was everything we could have hoped it would be, and RT was thrilled to watch not only the movie but also all the small people who were watching it with us. It is a testament to how good the movie is that there was very little unrest among the children. I highly recommend the movie. It has action, is visually interesting, stays true to the Seuss story, and delivers its message without being preachy. RT's favorite line - "...eats rainbows and poops butterflies".
After the movie we went out to lunch. We could have spent several hours more talking, but I had errands to run so had to rush off after dropping RT back at home. It was nice to be able to make RT's day and to remember that sometimes it's the little things that matter.