It's A Movie
by Cassendre Xavier
When my Tom (b. Feb 1956, d. March 2013) and I would be watching a movie and I'd start getting upset and complaining about something happening in it (from minor incontinuity to major injustice), he'd say in a calm, amused and somewhat bewildered voice, "It's a movie."
I think back fondly and often of that phrase, and how often he said it. It was a while before it finally sunk in to the point where mid-complaint, I'd go, "Oh, yeah, I almost forgot: It's a movie!"
That's how I think of life now. It's a just a little movie. A tinly, little, adventurous, 90-or-so year movie (my Grandmere is a youthful 93 and I'll be over 92 when I take my earthly leave) we write and co-direct ourselves before we go skipping joyfully into the next adventure.
I now believe that my life is an aventure, which makes sense because I always felt I was an outsider viewing my own colossal failures, malarkey, shenanegans, tomfooloery, and occasional brilliant blasts of wisdom.
In the last month or so now, whenever I start to get upset about something, onscreen or off, I remember, "It's a movie." Because, really, how can we prove that it snot? :-)
I hope this made you smile today :-)
Hugs from the psychical realmiation at hand,
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
Multi-Media Healing Artist