Today’s positive message; keep on trying. Are you working on something, but have lost the mojo to continue? Keep on trying. Stuck in a rut like quicksand and can’t pull out of it? Keep on trying. Wanting to turn around and give up the fight? C’mon…keep on trying. Smile. Take a glance at the poem below if you wish (and have a minute or five); good day/evening to you all, and thanks for dropping by.
With the events in Manchester unfolding, my thoughts drifted to a piece that I’d written previously. Times like these make you think; I believe that the key is to not lose faith in humanity. To not lose faith in the belief that we can be better…and in turn, do better. We can’t give up on hope. Just a thought. Peace and blessings to all.
Have you ever seen a movie six thousand times, but only gotten half a whiff of the real depth of that movie after the most recent viewing? Case in point; I’ve seen Joe Versus the Volcano at least 30 times since 1990, but only recently came to understand the immense truths contained within it. The film was always on in the background, and I’d often half ass watched it without really seeing it for what it was. The realization and understanding came slowly; a little bit here, a little bit there, until one day I said “fuck it” and sat down and really watched the film again for the first time. I took it all in with a renewed sense of awareness, and a considerably open mind. I dissected it.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d enjoyed the movie time and again previously, but I’d only just seen the surface of it. And in truth, I was sincerely blown away. For all of its cheese, the movie was an acutely effective, multi-layered glimpse into a man’s thirst for knowledge, meaning, purpose, and self discovery. Looking beyond some of the dated, clunky 90’s camp, it’s quite a deeply rendered portrait of the journey that we all endure in order to accomplish whatever it is we want to accomplish with our lives. It is a great little tale about overcoming obstacles, standing up for your beliefs, and never giving up. Who can’t relate to that, right? And if you’ve ever hated your job, the “I quit” scene below is a revelation.