In response to the Daily Prompt “This Is Your Life“, If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover.
This prompt reminds me of one of my favorite movies, “Stranger Than Fiction.” The story is about a man name Harold Crick who begins hearing narration of his life while an author, Karen Eiffel tries to finish writing her book. Harold tracks down the author and is able to read the draft, which is the story of his life. Harold is supposed to die, and the author is know for creatively ending the life of her main characters. Ultimately, Harold accepts that he will die, though, the author comes up with alternate ending which allows Harold to live. I love this movie and appreciate that it was filmed in Chicago, allowing me to see familiar places. I think it is an underrated movie, and I really like that Will Ferrell is both funny and serious in this movie. Check it out!
I would not want to read a book that would detail my whole life, and the movie “Stranger Than Fiction” is as close to this as I would like to be. You are supposed to live life as it happens. No one, except for God, has the ability to predict and know what you will do, where you will go, who you will meet and when you will die. Even when your life seems to be going on a certain path, it is still uncertain because things can change moment to moment. Life is about the ride and is full of unknowns. As someone who likes to have a general idea of what I will do each day, I know that stuff just happens and that I cannot plan for everything, whether it be the weather, traffic, my to-do list, or natural disasters.
The only thing I know for sure is that I love Boyfriend, our cat and my family, and that they love me. I know that Someone great than each of us created this world, and that I can only try to live the best I can each day.