Does Life Play Out Like a Movie?

– Vulcan

As a cinephile, my answer is no.

There are many dramatized/poetic/fantasized aspects in movies that draw me away from reality: the 24 frames of moving pictures which create the illusion of movements, the time it takes just to set up a simple shot or sequence, the romanticized structure of characters and plot, etc. Very often in life I don’t have the luxury to do any of that, and for sure not everything I do is romantic. And not like the movies, I have to live with the consequences of my decisions and I can’t edit/cut/beautified the bad memories and present only the good ones. Movies are drawn from life experiences; they can be segments of life, and never the other way around.

I’m learning to embrace & appreciate it.