Since getting my new laptop, I have been able to catch up on 15 years worth of missed movies and programmes. (I don’t ‘do’ TV).
In the past, the mentors to move me to new places have been lyrics of songs.
I am now getting moved with pictures.
Magnolia: Relating to Donny Smith, the mixed up grown up quiz kid, when he says “I’ve got so much love – I just don’t know where to put it”
Six Feet Under: David and Keith are out shopping and some rednecks call them faggots. Keith strides up to their car window and challenges them – David tries to placate him, saying it doesn’t matter. Keith turns around to him and says “Do you hate yourself that much?” (that you would accept that behaviour), forcing me to ask the same of myself when I accept intolerable behaviour in the name of avoiding conflict.
The Green Mile: Being moved by the big guy selflessly ‘sucking up’ others pain and poison to heal them, ingesting it into his own body with no regard to his own suffering and being able to use that gift to smite evil but without vengeance or malice.
Whale Rider: After the derision and rejection of his Grandaughter, the Grandfather acknowledging her wisdom and strength and deeming her as their next leader. Another poignant example of Servant Leadership in action.
I’m starting to get a feel for my genre-of-choice…Human Spirit
Pimp My Attitude
This is where I think out loud as I transform my appearance, thought processes and most of all, attitude - no matter how unpretty.