Lent – Day Forty-Six
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – It is the Saturday before Easter Sunday or the Easter Vigil. I am actually doing an Easter Vigil by watching The Ten Commandments by Cecil B. DeMille. I watch it every year. I have seen TTC almost as many times as I have seen GWTW. It came on TV at 6:00 pm and it is currently 10:31 pm and there are still 15 minutes left as I write this. See what I mean about a vigil? I am in another room and can only hear God giving Moses the Big 10 on the mountain while the people below are smelting the gold and making the golden calf down below and being wicked, vile and wild. The voice of God is really good, but Morgan Freeman could be slightly better. It is one of the greatest movies of all time. This is the movie that defined “epic.” There was no computer generation back then. There was no green screen. Those were real animals being herded. The musical score is outstanding. And of course, there’s that Red Sea parting scene and tremendous other special effects. Well, Moses is down from the mountain and boy is he pissed. And so is God. So the Jews get to wander for 40 years. This after 400 years of enslavement. That is a long time for guilt to build up. Well, I must go to bed and wait for the Easter Bunny to come. Oh wait, wrong holiday. I hope you find the Golden Egg tomorrow.