|Phil in his best suit|
Here he is, hat and all. I've kept him all these years. And I watch the movie occasionally, even though watching it once is like watching it many times.
I wonder what it was like filming those scenes? Talk about repetition.
But I digress.
|Phil's ready for his close-up|
Religions Love this MovieI read somewhere that Groundhog Day is a favorite among many different religions and belief systems. Whether it's reincarnation or just trying to get a handle on this life, it's a universal message. And it also speaks to the feeling of deja vu. And you know we've all been there. More than once. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
An End of Winter... In February?As a kid, I remember hoping that the groundhog wouldn't see his shadow. Even when he did, Winter didn't end early. I lived in snowy climates as a kid, so of course Feb 2 is the middle of Winter. It's the coldest month. So maybe it's just a way to lighten up a little and remember that Spring will indeed arrive again. Someday. It just always seemed interminable after Groundhog Day's momentary bit of hope. Spring came in April.
So Happy Groundhog Day! If you see your shadow, say hello to it. You never know, it could be lonely.