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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Power Up

So last night, at around 12, The Sister and I got the brilliant idea to watch He's Just Not That Into You. Because sometimes you just need to watch a sappy chick-flick in the middle of the night.

Whilst watching it, I was reminded of something. The reason I post things like this, the reason I try to be honest in my posts, regardless of how difficult it is to admit to some things:

Words are POWERFUL.

In watching HJNTIY, I was empowered to stand up to a lot of things that I'd been letting just -- happen. Hearing some of the things they say in that movie woke me up to a reality I'd been avoiding, pretending it didn't matter as much as it did. In just shy of two hours, my whole demeanor changed.

Because of WORDS.

Because I heard someone say exactly what I needed to hear. Because someone's situation was similar to mine and they overcame it in such a poetic, right way that it made me feel like I could too.

That's why it's so important to write. That's why it's so important not to shy from the truth of situations, no matter how painful they may be. Because somewhere, someone needs to hear exactly what YOU have to say. Somewhere, someone will overcome something because of what YOU said or wrote.

Never underestimate the power of a truly kick-ass sentence.


Tara Maya said...

Wow, that is really cool. Because I was just wondering about this very thing -- do we ever learn anything from fiction that we can really use in our own emotional lives? Can fiction problems help us with real problems?

erin f. danehy said...

Never underestimate the power of a truly kick-ass sentence.

Great post.

That's probably why I write. Why reading is my favorite thing to do. Words are powerful.