Movies & Me

 I love watching movies- all kinds except horror or porn (too much of the trash we have in too much abundance in the world these days and there is no redeeming value, only harm in those). I love action, adventure, drama, romance, documentaries,  animated, the works. My favorite is comedy though and here is why. Comedy always masks and makes lighter severely poignant and severe realities and brings out the funny of this horrible and realistic situations we often find ourselves in. I recently watched (like 5 minutes ago literally) all alone in my little apartment this French romantic comedy called Blind Date (thank you, Netflix) and it made me think about life and relationships a bit differently,and that is the beauty to me of movies and their power. I have never seen a bad movie (yes, I am that annoying type) and believe we can all draw out something new, an i sight, an idea, a viewpoint,a twist from every movie we see. We feel more connected to other people. We see things from another’s viewpoint, we see another part of our world than the little circle we live in. We become a little more understanding or knowledgeable or wise or informed and hopefully less judgmental or closed or sheltered or lonely.  Maybe I am too visual or optimistic but this is how I view the world and movies and me. There are lessons everywhere and we can have open eyes and open minds and open and humble hearts and internalize what we see to make us better. We must grow as followers of God and I see movies as a tool. Of course all tools must be used wisely and for the right reasons and certainly one must be searching for the positive truth in the world. I am quiet and contemplative after every movie, even one I laughed my butt off during. Lost more butts that way. And every movie bears a lesson, even if it is to enjoy and celebrate life. Never underestimate the power of a movie to change your thinking. Just make sure your mind is being changed for the better, as in better in God’s eyes. Cheers! (Don’t forget the popcorn. 😉


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