Monday, September 8, 2008
Viggo Mortensen Cures the Common Cold
Thanks to a cold due to the change in weather, I've spent the past few days curled up in my electric blanket surviving off of chicken noodle soup, tea, and the Lord of the Rings movies. I firmly believe that it was the soothing presence of Viggo as hero Aragorn that made me feel well enough to venture back out into the world.
Choosing the right movie when you're sick is key. The Lord of the Rings is ideal for me because:
A. It has gorgeous scenery, which makes me feel like I'm out in the world (albeit an imaginary world).
B. It has humorous moments, but nothing too funny (can't waste precious energy laughing).
C. Has to be really long- again, you can't waste energy getting up to change the DVD.
D. I've watched the trilogy so often I have dialogue memorized- so if I fall asleep I won't be confused when I wake up.
While movies can't take the place of Mom in making you feel better, they can help a bit. What movies comfort you when you're sick?