I can’t remember when it was exactly. Probably more than a decade ago now, I had a great purge of all my ‘stuff’. Gave away most of my books, games and DVDs to an animal charity. I kept some of the more sentimental detritus I had accumulated over the years… but boxed most of it up and sent it down to my parents place here in the Cape. Stuff I had trouble letting go of… My Cowboy Bebop collectors edition (god I loved this series), Amelie (one of my all time favorite movies), Red Hot Chili Peppers live at Slane castle… stuff like that.
In any event, my parents place is fairly… minimalist… or rather it used to be. My folks feeling the need to fill shelves with stuff to make this massive house seem a little less vacuous unboxed my DVD’s and stacked them. It wasn’t long till the three year found them. She’s fascinated by DVDs … we can stream pretty much anything… the fact that these ‘physical’ things exist… and you have treat them with reverence and insert them into some sort of device (in this case my PlayStation, the only device we own that still has a cd drive) to make it work is just amazing to her.
She brought me two that she wanted to watch, without any interference or nudging from her old man I might add….
Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Spirited away was apparently a little scary! So she called me to come watch it with her. I’d forgotten how amazing it was!