Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"About Time" to Revel in Your Extraordinary, Ordinary Life

It's been way too long since I've blogged. It's funny... two of my blogs are about life, and the reason I haven't made any entries in a while is because LIFE has gotten in the way. But THIS blog is called "Filmspiration"... and today, a movie finally inspired me to get back to what I love - writing about how movies move me and hopefully you. "About Time" tells the story of a young man, who is informed by his father that he, just like his dad and other male members of the family tree, can travel back in time to re-do situations, decisions or conversations in life that just didn't go as well as they could have. I don't know about you, but I've lived my life never regretting anything. Sure, I've made mistakes like all of us, I've wanted to smack myself for handling situations poorly and I've sometimes asked myself "What the Hell were you thinking?" However, I've always said there's no sense in regretting actions, because it's already done and if you spend your life going over and over in your head how things could have been different, you're never going to get anywhere and you certainly won't be "living". It can't be changed. We CAN'T go back in time. But I truly believe that if you learn from your actions and don't make the same mistakes in the future, there was a point to it. It's all a part... of life. But what if you COULD go back in time? What if you WERE granted a do-over... or more than one? Would you have asked your dream girl to prom? Would you have apologized to a friend before you lost a year or more of your friendship? Would you have truly appreciated the simple things in life like a stunning sunset, a deep chat or a hug when you needed it the most? Would you have told someone you loved them without worrying about how they would respond? Would you take back something cruel you said to someone in the heat of the moment? Would you have told a co-worker to go f@#* themselves, even if you knew it could cost you your job? Would you have followed your dream, even if you didn't think the career would be lucrative? Would you be married to someone else right now? Is there something crucial you would have told a loved one, who has passed away? They say hindsight is 20/20, so today's YOUR day with X-ray vision. This is where you can share all the things you would have done differently, IF it's something you can safely share publicly. If it isn't, I'm granting you an invisible time machine to go back in time in your mind and think about it. Time machine or not, all I know for sure is that it's about time I live MY extraordinary, ORDINARY life... and that sounds pretty darn good to me.

3 comments:

  1. nice work, Lynda!

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  2. very impressed after reading yr post. thnax for nice "filmspiration"
    (I watched this film last 12DEC in KOREA)
    especially the expression, "extraordinary ordinary life".

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  3. I'm a big Rachel McAdams fan, but now I really can't wait to see the movie when it comes out on DVD. Thanks for the profound review, Lynda!

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