Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday 5 for August 8: I Saw it in the Movies

Head on over to Friday 5 to play along with this interesting meme. I found this a little hard to do and I hope I did the idea of the theme justice.

In Citizen Kane, the main character’s last word before dying is “Rosebud,” which is discovered later to be the name of a favorite childhood sled. The idea is that this rich, powerful, hated man, in his last moment, finds himself thinking of happy, innocent times. If the film were about your life, what word might you utter in similar sentiment? "Mommy" For so many reason. I have been searching for who she was my entire life. She died before I got to know her and long for the day I see her again. Also, because really that is who I am. I am mommy to my beautiful children and honestly that is ENOUGH for me.

In Groundhog Day, the main character is forced to live the same day again and again until he has learned to love others and to love himself. If you found yourself in an endless loop, living one day repeatedly until you learned the lesson that was holding you back, what would that lesson be? I would eventually have to speak up for myself and say what is on my mind. I hold so much back because I am not confrontational and because I am really good about picking my fights. Sometimes this is to a fault and I find myself at times playing Monday morning quarterback, wishing I had said or done what I really wanted to do and not worry about making waves.
In Freaky Friday, a mother and daughter who have difficulty understanding each other find themselves each living the other’s life (occupying the other’s body and everything!). If this were to happen to you for similar reasons, whose body would you wake up in? I would have to live my husbands life. Although I know how hard he has it, I don't think he knows how hard I do. We would probably end up appreciating each other more after seeing what the other goes through everyday. We could never do each other's job nor would we want to. Neither one of us could handle the other's responsibilities.

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has to jump into an underground room filmed with the one thing that freaks him out: snakes. “Why did it have to be snakes?” he asks. If the movie were about you, what would you see in the underground room? Spiders. I hate spiders tiny all the way to humungo.

In Sideways, the main character is asked to explain his love for wine made from a certain grape. As he describes the grape, we realizes he is also describing himself, saying that it must be carefully tended and that it is easily damaged. If the film were about you, what passion (hobby, food, collectible, or activity, for example) would you describe and how would you describe it so that you were also describing yourself? Probably scrapbooking. Pulling the theme together, journaling to create a story to be relived again and again. Finding the right pictures to highlight the moment so that the seconds could be saved forever. I am always looking to create a legacy for the time when I am not around. Writing, taking pictures, making moments last hoping that my children will have something to hold onto if I am ever taken from them early. Scrapbooks last forever and I want to leave something behind so that my children remember every moment, every word, every breath, and every I love you.

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