Titanic: 15 and 100 years later

I don’t know when the fascination began exactly but it started as a kid and, like many others, it hasn’t waned.

Seeing the movie again on the big screen is a reminder of what happens when we challenge Mother Nature and rely so completely on technology.

I don’t admire the movie for the story but rather a glimpse into a grand ship that will never see an equal. In many ways I am thankful not to see as much classism and sexism, but it is still around.

For me, the ship has always been the star of this film. Tonight is no different. But unlike the other four dozen or more screenings in the privacy of my home, these next few days mark a tragic anniversary. Following along “live” tweets will remind me in detail.

For that I am sad and will remember in my own way.