My granddaughter Autumn Rose resides in Harlem, N.Y., and I reside in Rochester, N.Y.
If I were to take a drive from Rochester to Harlem, the driving time is approximately six hours.
If I were to take a train, the time is a little over seven hours.
If I were to take a plane it is less than forty-five minutes and let’s not talk about how long that trip would be if I were to take the bus.
However, with the rise of technology, closing the distance gap has been a huge benefit for me connecting to and speaking with my granddaughter on a regular basis. With pressing one icon on my iPhone, I can see and talk directly to my granddaughter.
In fact, one hour a week, I FaceTime with Autumn so that I can catch up on what’s happening in her world.
This week’s conversation was about the movie, A Wrinkle In Time. As soon as I saw her face on my iPhone, she quickly blurted out…“Grandma, I saw A Wrinkle In Time and it was magical.”
Grandma: “Autumn what was so magical about this movie?”
She started by belting out, “Oh grandma, a girl! A black girl that looks exactly like me named Meg Murry was jumping from planet-to-planet to find her missing father.
Grandma: Oh really!
Autumn: Yes, gram. And guess what, she’s not alone. Meg got help from three different people in a big way! Mrs. Wich, who was really Oprah. I’d know Oprah anywhere. She couldn’t fool me gram with that costume on. Also, there were two other people that helped: Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who.
As I continued to listen, I could hear excitement in her voice and could see the excitement in her eyes, and in that moment I could tell that A Wrinkle In Time had a huge impact on her.
She continued the story with talking about Meg’s brother.
Autumn: Grandma, let me tell you, Meg’s brother Charles was smart like his sister Meg. think were on the level of a genius. They both are on a journey to find their dad. I would do the same thing if my dad was missing.
The first planet they landed on was surrounded by plants that could mastered the secrets of levitation and that “speak color” with emerald-green fields and crystal water as far as the eye can see. This world is home to Mrs. Whatsit, who makes a transformation we haven’t seen before, whisking them away on a unique kind of magic carpet ride.
The next place they went to was distressingly ugly place where the characters teeter on giant gemstones while a goofy hermit Galifianakis) cracks jokes. I thought he was funny, gram.
Their next stop, on Camazotz, a land where It is so powerful that the Mrs. Ws must leave them. What stood out gram at Camazota, Meg said she would never leave her brother on a planet, but gram she did! I was so emotional, because Charles was trying to get away from the IT. That scares me, because I didn’t think he would make it!
Grandma: “Wow! It sounds like a good movie Autumn, but what did you learn from it?”
Love can conquer all!
Meg’s love for her family brings them back together again.
Be a Leader not a follower!
It’s good to be who I am.
Have courage and be brave!
Sometimes, I don’t feel brave, but seeing Meg fight against the evil force(IT) I learned that I can stand tall and be brave too.
Good will always beat evil!
When you do good, good will always come back.
A Wrinkle in Time (2018) is a live-action science fiction film produced by Walt Disney Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Ava DuVernay. The film will be based on the science fantasy novel of the same name. It stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.