“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
“To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed and to feel that is the purpose of life” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
A background of this quote: This quote stems from LIFE Magazines true mission from 1936. The extended quote reads something like this,
“To see life; to see the world; to eyewitness great events; to watch the faces of the poor and the gestures of the proud; to see strange things – machines, armies, multitudes, shadows in the jungle and on the moon; to see man’s work – his paintings, towers and discoveries; to see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, the women that men love and many children; to see and to take pleasure in seeing; to see and be amazed; to see and be instructed. Thus to see, and to be shown, is now the will and new expectancy of half mankind. To see, and to show, is the mission now undertaken by a new kind of publication.” – LIFE Magazine
I know the previews looked a bit silly, but Andrew and I decided to see Walter Mitty tonight to open the New Year. We figured it looked like a movie that was easy to watch, easy to relax, something ambitious and adventurous to get you wanting to move and live.
Well, it turned out to be great! Or at least I think so. It made me feel like living, like I couldn’t wait to travel again and really experience life. I’ve always been interested in experiencing life, or seeing the world, hiking mountains, having great adventures, but this was like an extra boost. Not to mention, great soundtrack and Sean Penn looks perfect in his role.
I’m a dreamer…I’m a planner too, but I also get impulsive and spontaneous. I have those “zone out” times and I have a bit of a wild imagination, but as Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” And how very true.
I would recommend seeing it.