Saturday, November 6, 2010

Beauty Exists

The night before I saw "Inception," I went to see "Hereafter" starring Matt Damon, and directed by Clint Eastwood. They're both guys I like who've done lots of good work before, and this movie is no exception. My favorite type of film is action/adventure/sci-fi, but "Hereafter" is a more thoughtful and slower paced film that intrigued me because of its subject matter. What I found interesting while watching it was contemplating the mechanics of how strangers from different parts of the world can be connected without knowing it, and are driven to find each other based on common needs. I've always suspected there's something similar functioning in my own life, and I like thinking about those people I haven't met yet.

I'm not a movie critic or reviewer, movies are simply a form of inspiration that feed my imagination and creativity -- in essence, the wellspring of my life. The reason to see "Hereafter" is because it might make you realize something important you need to do for yourself. The day after I saw it, I bought a ticket to Iceland.

Why? Because I think in every human heart lives a long held dream, and the purpose of life is to experience it -- not in the hereafter, but in the here now.