What “Frozen” And “Walter Mitty” Have In Common

It’s been almost a year since the last time I posted any content. I’ve been to busy with my self-loathing and being a social recluse. I know I don’t have the worse life in the word with people starving or in war-torn cities but my life hasn’t been exactly roses either. This past year I’ve jumped from one temp job to another and had a couple of months of unemployment. I gave up on eating better and put on the pounds again and just escaping my reality with media content.

Today I saw “Frozen” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Both were great movies in their own right (at least in my opinion). And though they don’t seem to be the same at face value (One is an animated musical, the other is live-action slice of life story), I got the same message from both films. In “Frozen”, Queen Elsa is terrified to let people into her life because of her terrible powers and she doesn’t want to hurt anyone. Because of this she chooses to escape into the mountains and builds her own fortress of solitude. Walter Mitty is an unappreciated negative film analyst at Life magazine who zones out and escapes to his fantasies when things get uncomfortable for him to cope with in real life. In the end of both films, both characters let go of their anxieties and fears and plunge headfirst to the terrifying unknown of their futures.

Obviously there is much more subtext and nuances in both films but I just wanted to focus on that message of letting go and moving on. It’s time, I finally pick myself up and try to get my life together. Or at least get it closer to the way I want it to be.

Well this is my first post for 2014. Here’s hoping to many more.

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