My friend, author / speaker / superwoman Mary DeMuth, likes to pose a question in her workshops:
What are your favorite three movies?
While you think of yours, here are mine:
1. The Matrix (the first in the trilogy)
Next, she asks,
What is the common thematic thread running through each of these choices?
There may be more than one. Again, I’ll go first.
All three movies are about a noble hero. All three movies involve heroic, sacrificial love stories. All three movies unfold against the backdrop of a world that’s gone to hell in a handbasket, with heroes that stick to their guns anyway. All three movies’ heroes find unshakeable nobility in their identity. All three movies’ causes are worth dying for.
Lastly, she asks,
What does this say about you?
As in, your own identity, the way God has hardwired your own heart.
Me? I don’t shrink from doing the right thing in the heat of battle, because I know who I am and believe in my life’s mission. I love romancing my wife. Speaking of romance, you may want to check out my previous post, “Kong on Romancing the Heart of a Woman.” That’d be King Kong.
What about you? Try it, then share your discoveries with us.
I love this idea and am totally going to give it a try. Unfortunately I have about 30 movies that could easily fit in my Top 3. You have no idea how difficult this is going to be for me. Thanks for the challenge…I think.
No problem. Always willing to confuddle and inspire. 😉
I finally got around to doing this myself. I’ve blogged my answers since they’re way too long for a comment. I don’t want to hi-jack your site though, so let me know if you need the address. Cheers!
Tom, feel free to post links to your own stuff if it’s relevant. Thanks again for helping us move with your monster biceps.
My blog is: http://dunderchief.blogspot.com. But I also just realized that if you click my name here in the comments, it will take you there also. Cheers!