I am having to rely on writing prompts today because I truly believe that every day is a new beginning; yet , right now my days are running together as the pain of loss becomes such an everyday occurrence, if not to me personally—but just as real to me when it happens to others. I feel quite sure there is a hallmark card out there somewhere with the sentiment of a new beginning written in a loose, cursive script upon stiff paper with flowers and glitter, created to lift someone’s spirit after a tremendous loss and the pain that follows. These cards are generally signed with a scripture because scriptures are the band-aids designed to heal the pain of the spirit.
A hallmark sentiment was not my prompt. My prompt was, ‘what movie was your favorite and why?’ Some of you know because I have made asking one’s favorite movie as part of my small talk in meeting and greeting newbies here on senior chatters. Perhaps these two things, hallmark sentiments and my favorite movie, will merge as one theme as I continue writing, or perhaps not, that is fine, because my blog is designed for my healing, and if you understand then perhaps you’ll forgive me if I don’t make a connection.
As I have said over and over, my favorite all time movie is, Robin Williams in, ‘The Fisher King.’ I am not sure if the producer of this awesome movie would appreciate my concept of this movie, but I have a writing prompt, so here goes.
General view: a radio disc jockey was seeking a larger fan base and belittled an admiring follower that ended tragically. The disc jockey ends up battling a tremendous guilt due to the power of his careless words. And so, the disc jockey’s journey begins. Where he runs into more pain and hurt as a drunk in the dark lonely streets of a recycled homeless community.
In the movie, a couple of young punks was going around to the dark allies where the homeless hung out and they were setting the homeless people on fire for their entertainment, or as the teens claimed, “cleaning the streets of scum.” The drunk disc jockey, feeling sorry for himself, passed out in one of these homeless areas only to wake as these teens were attempting to set him on fire.
The disc jockey was discovering a whole new world that existed outside his uptown, famous door, a world filled with as much pain as he was trying to overcome within himself. One of the homeless men was under the delusion that he was a knight coming to the rescue of the disc jockey. The delusional, homeless knight was armed with a stick representing a sword and an aluminum trash can lid for a shield. The homeless knight, stood bravely between the disc jockey and the teens, as a wild and crazy schizophrenic with a warm caring heart.
That is my quick summation of this movie and why I like it so well:
the movie replicates a journey of self-healing, and a quest that is not so pretty and very misunderstood. To search deep within one’s self is to find the power within the spirit to endure and overcome tremendous pain and anger as the outward appearance is very awkward, sad, or just downright mean. I have discovered not only in myself, but seeing so many other individual struggles that society finds it so easy to label these struggles as weird or crazy. These struggles are spiritual and deep, but as a society we only see through a filter of preconceived judgments. I also have discovered there are no supermen or powerful individuals, there are those that overcome and ascend beyond the world’s preconceived expectations and judgments, and still they weep.
Here is the bible scripture, John 11:35, Jesus wept.
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