Have you heard about Life in a Day? Producer Ridley Scott and Director Kevin McDonald invited the world to film a moment in their life, on July 24, 2010. After editing the stories together, the result is profoundly moving. I missed the live stream on YouTube....but the film will be released in theaters this summer.
Watching the trailer and many of the vignettes, and short films this project inspired, I got to thinking about all of the varied moments in our lives, and how exceptional and amazing each one is. As an eternal optimist, it pains me to see people blindly ignore all they have in front of them. Even in moments of pain, we are faced with a uniquely human experience. We have the opportunity to affect change in our lives, and in the lives of those around us. The beauty of that is overwhelmingly astounding.
My greatest hope for the ones I love, and even for the ones I struggle to like, is that these moments, these crystallizations of this short life, are not missed, are not taken for granted. And most importantly, are not wasted by the vanity of our egos. Your life is truly beautiful. You only have to choose to live it.