Last night I went to see Avatar in 3D with Mag and Melissa. It was a little challenging to get tickets and we were almost ready to give up, but I am sooo glad that we didn’t. To say that it was spectacular doesn’t even remotely do it justice. The cinematography was phenomenal, I loved the characters, and I thought the storyline was very apt given the times we are currently living in.
I know a lot of people have complained about how they thought that the plot was lame. Of those people, I have to ask, how jaded have we become as a society that people would think that the idea of a circle of life, interconnected energy and people who care for a planet is a stupid idea? Our planet is in dire need of some love and attention and yet, here we people sit saying “oh, climate change is a hoax” or “I don’t care about that, I just want to buy a new car” or “fuck that asshole who cut me off at the gas station”. At times I succumb to these feelings too, but that doesn’t mean that i don’t want to change, don’t want to be better, don’t believe we can change.
I loved the people of the planet in Avatar, and was blown away by the amazing imagination that went into developing the scenery and their connectedness to the planet. I just wish that everyone else could see our own planet with the awe that everyone watched Avatar’s planet with. Especially because our own planet is equally amazing and wonderful.
Watching this movie made me, for the two hours of the movie, come into a presence that I have been trying to achieve for a while now. I write this blog post, so that i remember that, if only because so far,that I have this is the longest i have been able to maintain this feeling. I wrote about “The Power of Now” recently, and in it, the author talks about being present and how doing this may be the only thing that saves our species. I fully agree with this point of view, and seeing Avatar made me think of what kind of presence might be necessary. I can’t do anything to change anyone else, but I am certainly going to try my hardest to be the change i want to see!