A newbie on my blogroll (and a fabulous writer btw) Paul, wrote a post a while back where he talked about life being a movie. The whole idea tickled me and I’ve been thinking about it.
If you aren’t a movie star, a dare-devil or a railroad tramp, life is boring and lacks adventure for the most part and serves up a healthy portion of the mundane. We get up, go to work, come home, make dinner, surf the web, watch a little television and off to bed, only to repeat the same thing the next day – and the day after that and the day after that. The weekends may have a few highlights – perhaps lunch with a friend, a phone call to or from the folks back home, buying a spiffy pair of shoes at a bargain, maybe even a ballgame. But come 6pm on Sunday, our tummies are already tensing up for the coming work week. We are figuring out lunch menus, schedules to pick up and drop off kids, groceries to be bought, meetings to attend, deadlines to meet. Face it, exciting it ain’t.
So the whole concept of just waking up Monday morning and deciding what movie you want to be in that day has its appeal. Our fantasy life is the thing that keeps us going, isn’t it? Winning the lotto and daydreaming about how you’d spend the money. Thinking about if you could do anything in the world what that would be. Publishing a novel, becoming a celebrity, a world famous chef. We all have the big dreams in our little lives. So why the heck not?
So, here’s the question: If you could make your life any movie what would it be, and why? AND If your life were a movie as it stands today what would it be?
For me, my current life would probably be 9 to 5. Remember that one? All the gals stuck in the cubicle universe with the nasty boss? Yep, that’s me. That’s my life.
If I could have the movie of my choice for my life, I’d pick Rear Window – what more could you want, adventure, mystery, a rough and ready boyfriend who thrives on adventure and gorgeous clothes and looking like Grace Kelly? I’m saying.
So, those are mine. What are yours?