We watched Invictus this weekend. The power of this movie is in the understatement since the story is true. Movies like this should be used to teach history in schools. During 1994-95 I personally gave passing attention to global events because I had a demanding job and four daughters in school. It’s awesome now to see history presented so well.
Globally, history is happening now. May was a big month for turmoil from the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico through Thailand, Jamaica and Greece.
I savored the sunshine and nature beauty this weekend, unplugged from the news and web. Yet, at one point I was told I should get my head out of the clouds because there will be no future past 2012. I don’t argue with this concept since Armageddon hung over my life since grade school. I’m confident I will see my grandsons create a future worth living. My personal history has shown it’s best not to empower the doom machine of the moment, no matter how many decades that moment may last. Madiba is a good example since he held true for almost three decades in prison.
Another day, I was considered silly to have voted for Prez. Obama. While I am not political, I am fascinated by history and the politics of the day is always a major player in the story. I am hopeful there will be an uplifting future, no matter how dire events may seem at the moment. I believe there is a more dynamic story in process than many see at the moment. A few of my author friends admit they write the story to see how it ends while I’m one who can’t write a story until I know how it ends. 🙂
The past two days I’ve been plugged back into the world of news and webbits, there is so much! But I’m inspired that the children are the human searchlights of our future while I’m a lighthouse in these rocky times. I even caught the enthusiasm of my Ohio based friends and family that the demise of Touchdown Jesus could be a sign of hope The Browns will someday win the Superbowl.
The point is – horrors, trials and doom are part of our history but so is courage, innovation and success.