My 20 Favorite Albums of 1982: 1-10
My 20 Favorite Albums of 1982: 11-20
Commercial break: Easy-Bake Oven.
I had a friend with one of these. I always, always wanted one. Still do, actually.
Star Wars Quiz Party Cups -
My Mom and I used to always walk down the long hallway at the Fox Valley Theater and check out the posters for coming attractions. We both got very excited seeing this poster! I had never experienced an announced title changing before, so I was a confused six-year-old when the movie came out in May under the title Return of the Jedi.
He moaned in the grass, under a heavy burden, for Earthlings weren’t ready for the hunger of the stars.
The voice whispered this to him, opening his youthful mind, wider, wider.
Still bound to their planet, Earthlings can’t deal with the ache of universal love, said the golden whisper echoing through the endless corridors.
Elliott stared into the night sky and seemed to go out of himself, into the starshine of old, so sweetly alluring and yet whose secrets are hidden from men, and wisely so. He rolled on the grass, body buzzing with cool starfire. The message shot through his whole being—a message meant to be carried by a creature much more evolved than himself, a creature whose inner nature was such that it could love a star and be loved in return by the overwhelming solar force.
The music of the spheres devoured him, taking his meager little Earth-soul and overwhelming it with the ecstasy of the cosmos, against which Earthlings by birth are shielded.
He choked back a sob, climbed to his feet, staggered over to his bike. He couldn’t take it, couldn’t deal with the images that were starting to cascade over him, of space-time, of the unbearable, unthinkable curve.
He pedaled, reflectors turning, little moons at his feet, round and round, round and round. He bounced down the fire road, shaking in every limb.