Lessons from a PSII Barbie Game

December 26, 2007 at 1:49 pm

My daughter was playing PS II Barbie Horse Game.  I was watching her.

She’d been for a long time in a maze trying to rescue a foal.  I saw the exit, and said, “Wait!  You can get out.  Why didn’t you go out that gate? ” 

“Mom, there’s treasure just around this corner.  I need to get it first.”

That was deep.

I came to type it, because it was too great to not blog!  I liked it.

While I was typing, she said, “Come, look, Mom!  I just went through my Barbie horse’s butt!  I’m inside my horse!  It’s a ghost horse!” 

Come on.  You are kidding.  Red said, “Yeah, Mom!  Come look!”  Now I have to get up to see Barbie in a horse’s butt?  The first part of this story was much better than the second.  Apparently, the video game made it so you could still see where you are walking even if a child decided to, you know, walk through the horse instead of around it.  It’s entire insides are clear with just legs and head, and Barbie standing in the middle.   Weird!

I’m not sure if there is any spiritual correlation to that part at all.  I might think of one in a while.  Just give me some time…”With God, you can always see where you are going, even if you feel like you are walking through the horse’s butt to get there.”

Okay, so that is not C.S. Lewis, but I’d say it’s accurate.  I’d better go cook lunch, this blog post went from great to weird. 

OH!  My hubbie told me that I forgot to tell you about one of my gifts…a large stone, round cut.  I’ll post a picture later.  I’ve been wanting one for a long time, but it was too much to ask for a second.  My Mom actually got it for me.  And…well, it’s probably not what you think, but this is more fun.  Can you guess what it is? 

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MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



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