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The sun sets on another day...

Sometimes good things happen on accident, and today I came across a good movie, by accident.

I had seen the movie advertised for some time and had no interest. It is, after all, a horror movie and I find most horror movies relatively funny. Filled with situations that are transparent, and people who do not take advantage of, well, advantages. I have unfortunately broke out laughing in very scary movies, much to the frustration of my fellow moviegoers. So I try to stay quiet and avoid most of the horror movies unless I can see them on my own, this one was not done any justice by the advertisements that tried desperately to appeal to the fearful and those seeking quick jumps and the lack of plot tat is usually attached.

Winchester is a movie that has some of those jumps, but it is also a movie that has a deep inner spirit. The core of the movie is responsibility and honor, and beyond that another treatise into the depths of love. The question we should all ask ourselves is "Are we willing to give our lives for another?" then the second question "Does it matter if we know them?". It is in this second question that so many people get tied up and lost. A long time ago, seemingly forever, I stood on the top of the hill ready to give my life if necessary, and a long time ago I was set aside. In this movie, the main characters are not set aside, instead they are engaged and find a way to overcome a seemingly impossible series of obstacles, and in the process, a man who is cynical and dead inside finds new life and something he can believe in. 

As always I am looking very deep into a movie that many will say "wow, it made me jump" but they only saw a surface, I did not jump, I was touched by the heart of the movie, and the soul it attempted to free: the viewer.

Winchester, with Helen Mirren will be something you can enjoy on many levels, and something I enjoyed today for a few minutes.

So as the sun sets on another day, sometimes those things that are hidden are things that are better to be learned. Sometimes things that are easily seen are less spectacular than thought. In the end, it is all up to you the viewer to find a moment and see past yourself into the imagination of the writer, and in that find a moment that is real. I think it is funny that in the end a lot of movies are about love, and this one, well, this one is to be appreciated. 

Sleep sweet, find love, and hold on to it, no matter what...

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The sun sets on another day...

I rushed to see the sunset, and there it was. Minutes to sunset became moments to the actual sun setting. The clouds slowly absorbed the light, but I was there and felt good about it.

Last night I wrote about cracked corn. It was a funny post to me because it was about the past, about people who I trusted betraying me, and worse. It was about toxic environments I know from others, and little thoughts that run around in my head all the time. It was about a lot of things, and today I was there again, with negativity all around, and suddenly I felt at peace. 

I remember an old issue of XMen where the XMen were fighting the imperial guard as a the end of the world was released. As part of the end of the world a guardian was created, and if defeated there would be another 10 times greater in power until the fighting force would be eliminated. If you think about it, the trap was simple, keep getting bigger until you win, but in the comic the XMen got past them into the crystal, and the whole teams was still ready to fight until they were told, "The guardian has no power here, we are inside."

This is how I felt today. As a switch was flipped suddenly there was no power for any of the negativity. It had no place because I was past all of it. I was inside. I am not in any way saying this is easy, I am however saying that there are possibilities for setting aside the frustrations, and seeing where things can go. There are possibilities for making negativity have no power over you, ever. Grab on and let go. Let go of all the negatives in favor of a little more, and stop and enjoy the day.

I expect the next few days I am around I will have good fun, and it will be a bunch of positives, not because there are positives for me, but because I will make them positive.

So as the sun sets on another day, pass those massive guardians keeping you from happiness, defeat the inner demons keeping you from smiling and instead let go, be happy, and find a little peace, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it all the time!

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Today was a lazy day not filled with all the over the top excitement from yesterday and Friday. I am still frustrated about the server failure, but I know it will only get better now. I missed some things I should have gone to, and did not get to do some things I wanted to do, but in the end, it is good again. In the middle of it all I was thinking about cracking corn, and what it meant and laughing to myself about what people think it means, and what it means.

Sometimes you stand up when everyone else wants to sit down. sometimes you have to choose for the greater good, sometimes you have a good day, and others, well you have a good day as well.

I have stated many times that our days are a choice, and today I will again with a twist. Sometimes you have to make some rough decisions that only you can make, and they will hurt. In fact, they will hurt bad. sometimes you have to remove the toxic things from your life even though it may not seem like the a bad move. Sometimes you have to realize your idea of reality may not be reality.

Hmm, what do I mean? 

If you have a lot of friends, and a person pulls you away from them, it may not be a good thing. If you have a friend and you find they are talking about you without you being there, it is not a good thing. If someone doesn't appreciate the person you are, it is not a good thing. Basically, you need to consider all the things around you with fresh eyes. Basically, you need to do more for you. Sometimes you have to look through someone else's lens to understand what you are seeing. Sometimes your best friends tell you the brutal truth, and you they, because as best friends it is our duty.  

A lot of people say they wish they had never been hurt, I wish I could have realized sooner, and made peace or understood why more effectively. After all, hurt lets us see new worlds, change lets us move forward more effectively, and a life without pain would be a little boring. I would rather not have a boring life.

So as the sun sets on another day, you are not a failure. Time to think, to consider, to know a little more about you, and find a little more about others. Listen and hear, and find the people who build you up, find the things that make you better, and let go of the things that drag you away. It only makes sense. Somewhere in it all, find what makes you happy, and be happy, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh all you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

The day was filled with movement, and many short conversations, but somewhere in between were the large meaty discussions that make you think. Those that give you insight into others, and eventually to yourself.

I had a discussion today and before I discussed this site at all we were talking about living each day to its fullest. I kept my mouth shut and listened (Imagine that) to a man stating that every day we have no guarantee of tomorrow. He went on to talk about how he had seen a lot in life and the only thing he ever could be sure of was right now. I was amazed, what kind of crazy talk was this except the hundreds (yes hundreds) of posts and discussions i have had that state the same thing, we have no guarantee of anything, we only have guarantee for the moment, and we create that destiny.

When I started 29000sunsets all I was thinking was about today. Tomorrow was not defined. Since we get about 29000 sunsets in a life, what if we were on 28,999. what would we do? Would you approach the day in a different manner, or keep going the way you did? That is the question I ask each day. How can I take the moments even further? How can I make a difference to myself and those around me? 

Hmm, perhaps the idea is not unique at all (I know it is not) but maybe it needs to be trumpeted from the highest mountains. Maybe people need to hear it. Hmmm.

So a s the sun sets on another day, wow. People all see the world in different ways, but if we take a moment and realize it, the thing we should see is we are finite. Enjoy your life all you can, squeeze the life out of every moment and make it yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love, and love a little more...