After watching an awesome movie or reading a captivating book, how can you not love life?
For me, it’s not about the story, it’s not about the actors or how well its written – don’t get me wrong, those are huge parts of it – but what really gets me is that feeling of shared emotion.
How creative types can hit the nail on the head, run with it, and bring everyone along for the ride.
How do they know we’re going to like it so much? How do they do that?
It’s not magic, there’s nothing mystical about what’s happening. It’s simply a good story told by lovable characters. But my question is, what makes it good? How do they know the audience will love it?
Since I’ve been massaging less, I’ve been reading more. And since I got a jail broken firestick, I’ve been watching a lot of movies. Going down the list of the best 250.
I’ve seen most of the movies on the top 250, watched them several times over in fact. But how is it possible that I love the same exact movies as everyone else? We ALL love the same stuff!
Granted, I never got into Twilight, but then again I never tried – I’m not knocking it, just hadn’t had the time. But everything else mainstream? Oh yeah, I love it. From Harry Potter to Star Wars, I fall in line with the majority of people.
It’s the united feeling that gets me loving life. The twists and turns, the villains turning hero’s and vice-versa, the moments of poetry, of glory, of defeat.
I love that we love the same stuff. I’m in love with life because all of us love the same stuff. The next big idea’s, the next great inventions – will be something I would want to see and be in awe of. How do I know this? Because we like the same stuff!
I don’t know…..I probably sound crazy. But I can’t be the only person who wants a robot butler, right? Or a self-driven car, a jet pack, a watch that displays holograms or better yet, a life-size hologram of myself to see how I look in certain clothes before I buy them on, or even better than that, a hologram of myself that I can talk to and learn things about myself that I never knew.
Because, well, I’m interesting. At least to myself I am.
It’s just that I’m constantly being amazed by our creations. We are absolutely incredible.
I told myself I’d go to sleep early tonight…..
My video game comes out tomorrow. Horizon Zero Dawn. It looks to be an epic masterpiece of shared emotion between its creators and its players. I may or may not be writing again for a while.
On Thursday I go to Alaska to see the Iditarod.
I have so much love for life today. Not just because I’m delving into books and movies, but with the hope that some day I may become a contributor and not just a member of the audience.