When you work away from home, you really start to appreciate your days off… at home.
Friday night’s have become my little saviour.
They are mine, and mine alone. I sit on the couch after everyone has fallen asleep, and find something on TV to watch.
Tonight’s supercalifraglisticexpialidocious viewing?
Can you guess?
Well it’s not the original. Rather it’s Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how Walt Disney courted the writer of the original Mary Poppins book, P.L. Travers, into allowing him to make her original tale into a Disney classic.
The story behind the story… how could it beat the one we have grown up with and come to love?
Well it is a completely different story. One that is heart-wrenching, as it is uplifting. (Actually, that oddly has similar elements to the story it’s based on if you look hard enough).
And though Mary Poppins brings the word unique to a whole new level, the character of P.L. Travers played by Emma Thompson, is a whole other hilariously difficult character on her own.
Watching stories unfold in the comfort of my home, from my couch, at my will, has to be the greatest ‘me time’ and restorer of creativity wells there is. ♥
- Did you know that P.L. Travers is not the real name of the Mary Poppins writer? She was indeed, Helen Goff, and part Aussie, no less. 🙂