me to tell the tale of the time I parted Lake Ansley Moore in
Laurinburg, NC. The lake bisected the campus of St. Andrews Presbyterian
College. My roommate and I were walking across the causewalk that
bridged the lake to the classroom side, discussing favorite movie
scenes. I brought up the Parting of the Red Sea in deMille's "The Ten
Commandments". and stood up on the edge of the low wall along the walk,
faced the lake, raised my hands and in my best Heston shouted "Part!"
There was a noise, and the water below me began to roil and separate. My
roommate's jaw hit the pavement in surprise, and I was a tad surprised
as well. The water continued to part and spread out before us, with the
sound of rushing...wings.
The lake's flock of coots had,
unknown to me, been resting just under where I stood. My cry had
frightened them, and they flew out into lake, as ducky things do. It
looked like the lake was parting before us.
Never a video camera when you need one!
Watching "The Ten Commandments". I LOVE this
cheese. The Bible was not spiritual enough, so deMille had to add text. "
... And God said, "Let there be light. ...... He is not flesh, but
spirit, the light of Eternal Mind."
The Light of Eternal Mind. Theosophy much?
Such a fun romp, though. The effects are wonderful, and hold up after
all these years. If the stone tablets were not written that way, they
probably should have been. Whirlwind of fire. Epic.