“But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”
–George Orwell, Animal Farm
Dead. Apparently, according to the traumatizing episode of Grey’s Anatomy that aired this past Thursday. And no, not “apparently dead”, the character was really dead as in “not-coming-back-in-future-episodes-unless-it’s-a-dream-or-flashback” kind of dead. And to be honest, I still haven’t recovered from that episode or stopped thinking about what it means to me. The waves of emotion are relentless and although I’ve seen every single episode of this show and I know it’s a fictitious world, it’s still hard to wrap my mind around everything that happened so quickly yet with so much grace.
With the upcoming release of the movie, Insurgent, the second book/movie of the Divergent Trilogy, it’s made me wonder about the plausibility of our whole lives and world being a simulation run by superior beings whether intellectually or simply by chance. What if our “fence” is a barrier that we have not yet found but exists either metaphorically or physically? As a kid, almost every single time I wandered off into a day dream, it was about how tiny and insignificant I am, we are, in the grand scheme of things. The average human is just a small lump of atoms, roughly 7.0 x 10^27 atoms, in comparison to the extraordinary amount of atoms that makes up just the observable universe. I’m just one person, on a small planet part of one of many solar systems, which is part of one of many galaxies, in a universe that cannot be completely observed and that may not even be the only universe. Literally, a “Who” on a speck of dust on a fluffy pink clover carried by a happy-go-lucky elephant.
Cali wants to come inside.
Everyone has things they want and things they need but the line dividing those two categories is easily blurred. It’s difficult to define each category and nearly impossible to come up with an absolute definition of either. Needed things could be explained by the necessary physical requirements to sustain life like water, food, and shelter but we also need to take into consideration each person’s unique emotional needs. Wanted things are generally explained by the urge to obtain something that you don’t already have.
In less than 24 hours, Grey’s Anatomy will return after it’s winter hiatus and jaw-dropping winter finale. Hopefully many questions will be answered but based on the sneak peeks provided by ABC the episode will be an emotional roller coaster for both the viewers and our favorite characters. Let’s start where we left off in November with some of the unanswered questions and a brief recap…
Personally, I think some of the best and/or most memorable movies make you think about yourself, your life, and the world and society that you live in. When it ends and you walk out of the theater, the themes, ideas, and story line linger in the back of your mind. It might make you think differently about yourself and even alter the way you perceive those around you.
In its essence, the movie Cake, featuring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, and Sam Worthington among others, is about a woman named Claire who was in a car accident that claimed the life of her young son and left her in chronic pain. As she struggles with an addiction to pain medication and the recent suicide of Nina, a member and friend from her support group, we watch as she makes the decision to live or die.
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Tonight, the most anticipated film of the year, has been officially released in theaters across America. And like hundreds of thousands if not millions of teenagers throughout the country, I’ve been preparing for this day since the presale tickets were released on October 29. From ordering reserved seats in our local theater weeks ago to buying 5 lbs of skittles on Amazon to sneak into the theater, every hour and every minute seems to be passing by incredibly slowly.