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So...I am watching the SAG Awards. Why do we watch movies? Why do we "escape" our every day lives and watch a movie? Do we watch to laugh, do we watch to cry, do we watch to scream, do we watch to relate? Why do we watch movies?!! I would like to say we watch movies to "escape" from our every day, busy, hectic, lives. We have our normal routine.... why not sit and watch a comedy? A drama? A romance? A horror film?
As I am sitting on my couch watching THE most famous actors and actresses in the business I cannot help but to stop and think that they are merely actors! They are acting out the lives that we live. They are making themselves become a character who loves, a character who kills, a character who scares, a character that dies, and many times a character that actually exists or one time did exist. They have become the masquerade of our lives.
We live, we scare, we make others cry, we cheat, we love, we act. WE ACT. These famous "actors" are merely acting. We watch them. Many times we want to become them....but yet, we are, many times we are what we are watching. Don't get me wrong... there are the movies where we actually do escape with the films that are animated or even the ones that make us laugh because we think... "that would never be us..." but many movies that are created are movies that are based on the human being.
Why is the human masquerade something that is enjoyed acted out by others or better yet, acted and watched by US? We hide, we put up our masks (don't get me wrong...I am 1000% guilty)....Maybe, just maybe it is because we can't be our own hero. Maybe we need a hero. Maybe we need to escape and see what will happen in another's perspective. Maybe we need to be inspired. Maybe we are just longing for a hero. We are weak. I can admit it. I want to be a hero, however, I need help. I need the chance. Maybe, just maybe by watching movies, watching fantasies, watching "true stories" we can aspire to be something greater.
Have you ever thought that our roles might be hard for others to play? Some lives that are lived and characters that are created are difficult to play or act.
I am challenging you, I am challenging myself that MY character will be a role that will not be difficult to play. Maybe the hero that I need to be is the one that I am fighting. Maybe the hero I need to be is one that no one else can be. Maybe my hero can be myself. Just maybe my thoughts, my desires, and dreams will make me a hero. I need a hero. I need to be MY hero. I do not need to be YOUR hero. I do not need to be anyone's hero except... my own.
My Repurpose for Today : "To remember the only hero that will fulfill my longing is....myself."
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