By Far and Away My All-Time Favorite Movie

I saw this shortly after Dissolution Day…

It marked me forever.  I was 6 years old, and I cried through the entire movie as I watched the most beautiful, wonderful amazing thing I had seen up to that point in my life.

I wanted to be Maria…the most amazing person I had encountered.

I still watch it, every time it is on.  I still cry…and the song “Something Good” was, is, and will be one of the deepest hymns of commitment in my life.  It has been whatever “something good” happened somewhere, somehow, that has pulled me through, and someday I will know what it is.

On that Someday.

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music on the newest issue of Vanity Fair.