April 12, 2017

The Water Babies, a film adaptation of Charles Kingsley’s classic book, is something I would love to watch again as an adult. The life inside the pond was so weird and enchanting to me. Terence the seahorse was a favourite character. My mother had a bath sponge in the shape of a seahorse that we called Terrence. And anytime I found a seahorse washed up on the beach (a rare sighting, indeed) I’d bring it home and name it Terrence. I find them so bizarre and beautiful with their spiny bodies and spiral tails. As bizarre and beautiful as my memory of The Water Babies.


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