My mornings begin with a cursory glance at The Columbian ending with the horoscopes. Today’s words of wisdom rang with the resounding sound of truth.
You have vision and talent. In stolen moments, you dream of your destiny. Someone might say you can’t do it. That’s the first sign that your desire is worthy of you.”
Never mind that there are thousands of other readers with the same wisdom dappled into their lives, this one is mine and I’m owning it. This year is about change and about growth as an artist. That growth comes at a price and I keep reminding myself that we are never given more than we can handle.
Part of that growth comes from inspiration and for me, movies are a continual source of inspiration. Two years ago, I wrote a post called Cinematic Wisdom. In that post I wrote about the one line in every movie that gives you pause. From a movie I watched last night called Feast of Love comes this wisdom by Morgan Freeman’s character.
“Listen, we just gotta stay alert. Everything we need to know is going on right in front of our eyes. Yeah, we have our illusions about people, our hopes—and they can blind us. But the end is always right there in the beginning.”
Love, like art, is a process. It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Along that journey we find out about ourselves. What cinematic wisdom has inspired you?