I don’t have a favorite movie. Not really. Well, OK – I do … but none of them fall into the most uplifting kinda category (think Mississippi Burning, Shawshank Redemption, On the Waterfront – yea, I’m one of those). But still, even though I have a tendency to watch more … “in-depth” shall we say, movies than typically pop up on people’s “watch list”, I still love all kinds of movies. And I love the thought of getting lost in one …
I mean where else can you jump out of an airplane (sans parachute) and live? Or run naked through a rainforest, be alive during the Renaissance, scale over the top of the Himalayans, be loved by a pirate?
Where can you sail with the Vikings, fly to the moon, run on a beach with Sebastian Coe, be fed by Julia Child, meet Nelson Mandela?
Where can you try everything you’ve ever wanted to try, suffer immense pain, experience profound triumph, walk in someone else’s shoes for once – the movies, of course. And while I like the safe little life I lead hear on Earth, IF ever I were to make friends with a genie in a bottle, I would ask him to transport me to Close Encounters of Third Kind so I could get on that giant spaceship as it pulls away, out into the unknown … with one caveat – a return to Earth card tucked neatly into my pocket … a card that I may, or may not use especially if there’s a nice beach and a few friendly pirates :D
Today’s post inspired by The Daily Prompt: Fourth Wall – “You get to spend a day inside your favorite movie. Tell us which one it is — and what happens to you while you’re there.”