Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Alamo

I watched the movie The Alamo in history class last week, and I have to say, it was awesome. Not too gory, just an appropriate amount for a PG-13 movie. And although the whole thing was quite good, my favorite scene was did not involve fighting or gore or anything like that. It was a scene when the Mexican army was out playing their "death march" right before bombing the Alamo. When they started playing, Billy Bob Thornton, who plays Davy Crockett, got up on the walls with his fiddle and started playing harmony for the piece, right back at the Mexicans. They played together for a while, and when the song finished, instead of firing the cannons, the Mexican army marched away. And Davy Crockett said, "It's amazing what a little harmony can do."

Wouldn't it be nice if the world could learn to play in harmony, too? Just one note at a time- one person at a time- would be a lovely change, even.

If only.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I also wish I could drive away mexicans with my fiddle skills.