I just watched the season premiere episode of the Nancy Drew reboot. I didn’t really know what to expect. I will share a secret with you. I never read the Nancy Drew stories as a kid. Or, at least I have no recollection of that. I read a lot of books as a kid as books allowed me a way to escape some of the harsh realities growing up poor. But, Nancy Drew just wasn’t one of those book series I read. How about this for insight? Catcher in the Rye was one of my favorite books. Anyway, as such I had no expectations for this new television show. Twenty minutes into the show, I decided to look up the online reviews and was shocked at the intense hatred some people expressed about Nancy Drew. I’m not too sure I have ever hated a show as much as some of these people.
Well, the show is on the CW network and Nancy Drew is a sexually active, grieving angsty young adult living in an apparent supernatural world. I take it that’s not her past profile. But its 2019. I decided to watch the whole episode. And, while not completely enamored, I didn’t have a visceral hate reaction. I will, for sure, watch the next episode. I’m a little intrigued to see where this goes. Look, the first Buffy the Vampire episode wasnt great but it ended up being the best television show ever (at least for me). Thus, I like to keep an open mind and viewing eye.
But, believe it or not, I’m not here to review the show. I know you wouldn’t get that impression from my rather ling digression. Instead, I’m here to be mysterious and provide no answers just like the Nancy Drew reboot.
I’ve been thinking of the phrase “sixty new ice” repeatedly for the last two days. It’s not a song lyric or a phrase from a novel. Or at least I don’t believe it to be. Each word in that phrase has a different meaning to me and each symbolizes a hope for the end of the year. Only I know what it means, but several others know of these three bits of hope I have before this year comes to an end. All three would set into motion different paths. And, one more so than the others. And, none will be easy. All require some planning and introspection. All, require me to be actively engaged. I have to put the effort in. I have to solve a few mysteries in my own life. But unlike Nancy Drew, hopefully no ghosts.