During overnight tornadic storms, I try to stay awake and listen for the sirens which alert residents to move to their shelters. Those stormy nights are exhausting, the next day is usually non-productive. Yesterday was one of those non-productive days for me.
Although I perform my daily chores by making breakfast, cleaning the kitchen, making lunch, and cooking dinner, the rest of the time is spent in a daze.
When must-dos are completed, I am ready for a much-needed nap. Crawling into bed, I flipped through the cable guide and found several subscription channels were offering their service free for a few days. Scrolling through nearly two thousand movies, I chose one based upon the main actors – Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. The name of the movie was Mommy!
This was the absolute, without a doubt, the worst movie EVER! I kept watching it though, hoping for a redeeming moment, but it never came. What a waste of two hours of my life!
I understand that some writers delve into deep symbolism with the intent of causing the audience to expand their thinking and glean a deep message from the story. But this story was so far out, the only thing I could think was, “What the f@ck did I just watch?” I was so angry at myself for wasting all that time.
This morning, I was curious what others thought about the movie, so I Googled it. Again, I found myself wasting even more time on this senseless movie.
So, what am I doing now? Unbelievably, wasting even more time, writing about it. Maybe there was a hidden message in the content of the movie after all. Maybe its only purpose was to drive viewers to insanity!
Not me. Not this writer. Well-rested, mind thinking logically, I will take advantage of this day and write, write, write!
“It’s better to waste money, than it is to waste time. You can always get more money.” – Hal Sparks