It’s been about two months since my last post and that is just unacceptable. I can’t say for sure what happened to me in that time. I fell into a funk and lacked anything to say. Holiday blues I suppose.
Well the holidays are over (AMEN) and in a post holiday recovery celebration I spent much of this past weekend watching season 4 of Boy Meets World.
Five things my reader does not know about me ;):
- For 10 years I was a Boy Meets World fanatic
- In college I would not go out on Friday nights until Boy Meets World was over
- When DVD releases of television shows began, I lobbied and petitioned for years to have Boy Meets World released on DVD
- When the announcement finally came that the show was to be released I was so incredibly happy. BMW seasons 1 - 3 were released right on time at a fairly consistent pace. I purchased them all immediately to, what I thought would, ensure that trend continued.
- When the release of seasons 4 - 7 were delayed due to poor sales, I was horrified because one of my most favorite episodes is “A Long Walk to Pittsburgh part two” in season 4.
I wish I could pinpoint just why that show meant (apparently still means) so much to me. A few possible reasons:
- It taught me the power of friendship and the ‘family we choose’
- It taught me that “love is faith”
- It taught me to value myself
- It introduced me to social class differences with the lesson that, while they are tough, they are not impossible to overcome
- In a weird way it gave me benchmarks to reach for
- Mr. Feeny was the voice of, Kit, Michael Knight’s sentient automobile
- It’s just a great show
Who the hell knows…
Don’t get me wrong. As I watch BMW as an adult, here and there I do find issues. It is certainly not a perfect show. Nevertheless, I still find myself laughing, learning, and loving. For that I am thankful.
in response to Shawn questioning who he is and can be in this world
Corey: You’re Shawn Hunter. You were raised by wolves, you’re my best friend.
reading her yearbook quote to Cory
Topanga: You do your thing and I do my thing. You are you and I am I. And, if, in the end, we end up together, it’s beautiful.
From the series finale (season 7 episode 158 “Brave New World”)