I read Peter Pan again last year, and I loved it. (Notice how I casually tossed in the word “again,” implying that I read classic children’s literature on a regular basis, when in reality I haven’t picked up Peter Pan since 1994. And even that was a book on tape. My mom made me.)
This really is a classic. And I’m not just saying that because Dustin Hoffman was Captain Hook in another life.
OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: When Peter Pan tells the audience to clap in order to save Tinker Bell, I never do. Fairies drop dead left and right in this house.
I distinctly remember walking away from this movie in 2004 with desire to be like James Barrie — someone who made a difference by helping people use their imagination to see the good in life, especially when life didn’t seem particularly good.
There is always good in life, even when life is ending. And our imaginations have yet to capture the good that awaits when we cross to the other side.
To die would be an awfully big adventure. – J.M. Barrie
“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.”
– 1 Corinthians 2:9