Years ago I had a series of affairs. They lasted for about 8 years; there are times I have a hard time not rekindling one of them even today, though the costs would be astronomic.
My first was a '71 Yamaha 650, and we lasted a couple of years, '73 to late '74. For a while I was solo, then came a '58 Triumph, a basket case that took about 5 months to assemble and sort, just in time to take my wife and I on our first date (and cause the 2nd when she had to borrow her cousin's van to come pick me up, broken down in Balboa Park, San Diego). Later, there was another '58 that was for her, and a '47 Speed Twin 500. When our boys were 1 and 2 I had a couple of close calls, and she asked me to give them up until the boys were grown, which made sense like most of the things she's ever asked of me. People here forget how to drive between rainstorms, let alone when they don't see something for months at a time!
This is my long winded way of introducing you to a movie I saw last weekend, a lovely little "art house" flick about "The World's Fastest Indian". We went to it Saturday evening, though it was a work day for her because I was afraid it might only be around a week, like so many I end up missing. Instead, I found out they had sold out two shows, and the line for ours started forming an hour before showtime! It wasn't quite a sellout, but close.
Anthony Hopkins is great, and so much of the story is true that the little bits of Hollywood thrown in don't detract from it. No, it's not "Good Night and Good Luck" or "Syriana". It's just a heartwarming story, told and acted well, about a man witha passion for speed and a dream he has to follow. Would that I had a tenth of his courage!
If you have ever had an affair with anything mechanical, or loved someone who did, I hope you get to see this!
I tried to put a trailer link in for this, but Blogger didn't like it; still a lot for this old dog to learn here, sorry! Instead, here is the IMDB page, and it has a trailer link if you are interested:
Trying for that trailer again at 3AM: