An interesting conversation today took place between me and the 18 year old check out boy at Target. We randomly got on the topic of the boring-ness of life, as conversations with teenagers are apt to do, and he commented "Life isn't like the movies."
No. It is not. Or is it? That got me thinking and I asked "If you could live in any movie, what movie would you live in?"
We ended up on a short but interesting talk about Star Wars and my now vintage Fifth Element before I went on my way. But the conversation stuck with me. What movie would you live in if you could live in a movie?
Would it be a drama? A history period piece? Would you live in the future? Or in another country? Would you live in a sci-fi adventure? Which one?
Sometimes in life we do feel like we live in the Hunger Games or wish we could be in a Rom Com marriage, but life? Is life. Life is life.
Asking your children, family, and friends this question can lead to some interesting conversations and insights into what is important to each one of you!
Sometimes it shows personality. Sometimes it shows adventurous. Sometimes it shows preference or what we like. Sometimes the movie we want to live in just shows us what we feel is missing in our life.
No matter what or where your conversation about your favorite movies ends up, it can be a fun way to connect with family and gain some mindful insight into your own life!
So, if you could live in a movie, what movie would you live in?
- Jeannine Proulx
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