Here I have the opportunity to speak openly and without much editing, so bare with me if I miss something super important or rant emphatically about an obscure reference, I will do my best. I recently saw ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ (Ben Stiller) and it inspired me so much that I decided to create this blog. I wanted to express myself from the heart with the intent of inspiring others. Movies have influenced my life immensely and helped me through some extremely difficult times. Their ability to transport you to another world and help you connect to yourself is astounding. In Walter Mitty, he is constantly daydreaming of being the person he wishes to be only to be dashed out of his fantasies and into a harsh reality. We’ve all been there, we’ve all imagined ourselves in another life, doing everything we wish we could do. What is it that holds us back? Fear? That weird, familiar feeling that restricts our flow, that squeezes its grip around our creativity. If only we could throw ourselves into a 90-minute film with a 3-act structure, we could then predict the destruction of our ego and rely on the gradual rebuilding of our spirit, only to accomplish our goal and redeem all our previous blunders. If only. Perhaps we could learn something from Walter Mitty, we could take away the idea that our imagination serves us to the point of making it a reality; that it’s our mental sandbox where we get to play without restrictions, rules or censors. Where we can solidify our precious ideas like the gems they are. Then, carefully, we bring those gems to our life and watch them shine, watch them inspire and change our reality. After all, that’s what movies are all about.
Well, bye for now.
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