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Lessons From ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’

The LIFE motto. From The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Stop Dreaming. Start Living.

Don’t get me wrong, there ain’t nothin’ wrong with being a dreamer. I’ve always been a dreamer, I even have the words ‘daydream believer’ in my social media bios.

But the real magic happens when you start taking action, when you start living the life of your dreams.

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‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’

A movie very relevant to my life right now.. loved it :o)

James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined

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‘Leaving Normal’ – (1hr 50 mins)

Bittersweet comedy about the spiritual journey of two hurting women who help heal each other.

It’s also about the delights which can come our way when we give up trying to control our lives.

Best of all, the film is about finding a place which we can call home where our imperfections are accepted.

It’s never too late to start all over again, especially when there’s someone who cares to share the adventure.

Meg Tilly and Christine Lahti (1992)

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X – Men Days of Future Past

 ‘Is The Future Truly Set?’

So many battles waged over the years… and yet, none like this. Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change each other and unite? Is the future truly set? – Professor X

Time: past, present, future, changing fate, super powers … all themes I love.

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past (1973) in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Overall the film was average but the concept was great and held significant meaning for me.

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Charles Xavier: The past: a new and uncertain world. A world of endless possibilities and infinite outcomes. Countless choices define our fate: each choice, each moment, a moment in the ripple of time. Enough ripple, and you change the tide… for the future is never truly set.

Favorite Scene

QuickSilver Scene – Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce 1973)

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Beautiful Movie

‘The Book Thief’ (2013)
The Book Thief, directed by Brian Percival. A fine narrative, an appraisal of writing and reading.Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

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Inspirational Movie

‘Whale Rider’ (2002)

A beautiful and moving female empowerment movie.

Whale Rider Poster at AllPosters.comOn the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs have always been the first-born and male. Many generations later, the contemporary tale revolves around a young mother whose male newborn twin dies in childbirth. Her young husband flees New Zealand in grief, leaving grandparents Koro and Nanny Flowers to raise the sole survivor, a feisty little girl named Pai, who radiates with life and energy. It’s no wonder that her grandmother and the entire community love her, but alas, the grandfather she worships is too busy mourning the loss of the baby boy he expected would lead the tribe to better days.