You’ve heard that deep male voice that enticed you to watch it, and after you finished the movie you came to see, you remembered that there was another great show on the horizon because of that tremendous trailer.
When I was a little girl someone told me that when we die everything we did in life will be just put out there for all to see. Later I understood that to mean that we would be in a place of total authenticity. But in my child’s mind what I imagined from that statement was that there would be a big movie screen where parts of my life replayed, and people would be laughing at my stupidity while throwing back handfuls of popcorn or smiling with common interest because of the relatability of said stupidity.
It wasn’t long after that that my parents encouraged our family to walk out of a show we had overestimated and kindly asked the theatre for their money back. Later on (maybe that night?), I had a dream that this would happen to me in the afterlife. There it is. My life, displayed on “film” and someone would walk out and demand returns on whatever they had paid. Huh. Over the course of time, I have considered this memory and a friend recently drew a similar analogy that made me drive back around to it.
I thought I’d share with you why it’s not a bad idea to consider your life as a movie trailer. It is a rather silly thought, and it just may be appealing to the self-absorbed, but to you, it may just be a good way to consider your impact on this world.