Marvin

After a few weeks of under-motivation (I blame reading the completely absorbing Clash of Kings mixed with the winter blues), we made it out to the NY International Children’s Film Festival.

Marvin was one of my favorites. It’s about a boy who is born with a hole in his head. One day, when he has a cold, he sneezes out his common sense and spends an adventurous day looking for it.

At one point, he deliberately misses the bus because he knew it would be better to hop on one foot the whole way instead. He ends up at the zoo, making friends with animals and getting into scrapes, and then, when he finds his common sense, he realizes it was the best day he’s ever had and decides to remove his common sense again, when the notion strikes.

Marvin’s adventures reminded me of the choices Charlie often makes, the ones that seem to make no sense. (I can just see him deciding that hopping on one foot would be much better than taking the bus.) And I thought, maybe that’s what it’s like for someone with ADHD. Roaming around looking for “something,” finding other things instead, making choices others don’t understand, but having fun all the same.

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1 Response to “Marvin”


  1. 1 www.sirjohn.us March 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    It sounds like you had a great time–good!


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