Why do we watch movies, because it is not real, but it transports us to a different time, place sometimes even universe. It makes us the characters we wish we could be in real life, it extends to us the opportunity to fullfill the universal need to experience life in all its colors.
I watched The Greatest Showman on Sunday and was transformed by the magic of theatre, the magic of music and the magic of hopes and dreams and remembered how I dreamed of theatre when I was young. When you are grasping at your chest to keep yourself from breathing so you can take it all in without the sound of your breath obstructing the sound of the music, cry silent tears not of happiness or sadness, but from pure ecstacy and the fantasticness of the moment then you know you are a passionate being.
“Every night I lie in bed
The brightest colors fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
A million dreams is all it’s gonna take
A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make
I remember imagining myself as an actress and singer on stage and was actually pursuing that for a long while when I was a young girl, untill reality brought me back to life and I realised that life is not always made up of “million dreams” it is made up of black and white and so much grey. When reality hits you like a thunderbolt in that way and your life reveals to you that a million dreams is just that, dreams, then one has a tendency to settle, you settle for that first job you find, you settle for that first guy that offers you a “good” life, you even believe in the “truth” your body tells you about love, then DECADES later you have an awakening.
Sometimes your awakening comes with a tornado, sometimes it is subtle and slow, but you wake up and you’ve Come Alive. You’ve come alive with the knowing that you and only you can determine the color of your life, yes there will be black and yes there will be white, but you dont HAVE to live with grey.
So choose today, choose who the people are you surround yourself with that bring color and joy to your existence. Choose to adore them, choose to place them into the building blocks of your life from today onward and get rid of the grey areas.
Life is too short to pretend, life is too short to be mucking about in a zombie apocolypse that lasts for heaven knows how long.
Come Alive, Rewrite the stars if you have to and tell everyone This is me.
-hierdie een is vir Poplap- nie almal verstaan Right Brain orientated people nie, just remember to understand yourself little girl and may everyday be an awakening.