Every christmas it seemed The Wizard of Oz was on in our house during my childhood. As a small child it seemed so scary and sinister and i spent half the movie hiding behind a pillow. As i grew older of course it was more of an amusement, especially when I saw it in a more interesting light. To this day if I watch it , it takes me back to the age of 8 when I watched it for the first time and the fear momentarily resurfaces. Of course, it wasn’t until I was in my teens that I saw more into the story than was on the surface. Or maybe it was just my over active imagination !
We have the all powerful Wizard of Oz, a never seen all seeing father figure, almost supernatural and somewhat feared! A God to his people one might say…. sound familiar?