Confession time...I am a wee bit of a movie buff...dare I say, a fanatic! I love escaping into the perceptions of the other, be it the actor, writer, director of photography, cinematographer, score composer, make-up artist and any of the myriad jobs required to produce my one and a half hours of pleasure. And more so, I love watching movies that have a 'dealing with death' theme, so that I can learn other ways that people depict or interpret death.
So, I recently watched a risqué Chilean movie on SBS and jumped up when this 'tip' made its way onto the screen. The movie, titled '199 Tips to be Happy' (2009), directed by Andrés Waissbluth, was colourful, sexy, and had easy-to-read subtitles - very important when what is filmed is almost more important than what is being said.
But, the movie is not why I am writing this blog...Tip #103, as described above is, however!
What does it mean? Dare to live my life in draft form.
For me it means that life is a constant work of art, manuscript or in this case, screenplay. I am evolving with each scene as it unfolds. And I love that I get to write, direct, produce and star in my own production!
When this movie that is my life gets a bit too heavy on the drama or action, I can change it up in the next scene, or in a split second if I want! Metaphorically, I can change actors, roles, costumes or what's playing on the green screen behind me.
I love metaphors for life and this one is particularly empowering. I can change any part of my life, in real life, at any time and in any way. Of course there are consequences to my action scenes! A supporting actor in my 'exit-stage-left' scene might not be too pleased if they hadn't been privy to the script beforehand! I know...metaphor again. I do hope you're keeping up!
I suppose the essence of what I'm getting at is that you, dear actor of your own life, are the star! You are not the supporting role nor are you the side-kick cute little pet! You are the star and who are you not to shine in your own life movie!? You also get to choose what genre of movie you star in. Will it be a comedy or thriller?
I fancy a bit of everything, comedy, drama, action, documentary, maybe even a thriller...except for the murder/mystery type...think I'll pass on that one in this line up!
You decide...what's the movie of your life going to be...do you need to change a few scenes? A few actors? A new location perhaps? Or do you love it all the way it's unfolding now?
I'll leave you with that and this...
“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
For another day, I am passionately yours,
Here you will find the musings of me...