My Favorite Movies Journal By Doreene Clement
The movies--what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! I love going to movies. When I thought about why I look forward to going to a movie, I realized it was like meditation for me. The only thing that was on my mind was what was in front of me on screen. I am in moment when I am at a movie.
Remember movie "Harold and Maude"? Although this was decades ago, I remember it well. I started to cry during movie and did not stop until late that night. This movie brought up so many feelings for me. I identified with Harold. I identified with Maude. I identified with what made each of them different from most people, yet so similar to each other.
Movies are a wonderful vehicle from which we can learn and feel. We can see more about ourselves and world that surrounds us through movies. We can consider how we might handle same situations we just watched in a movie. What we would have done differently, and done same.
A great way to enhance your movie experience is to keep a "Favorite Movies" journal. You can use a blank book, one that you use only for your favorite movies or add your movie favorites to your existing journal entries. Write down movie title, date you saw it and with whom you went. You can even paste your ticket stub into your journal next to title. Journal if you connected with characters, what you learned and took away from each and what your feelings were.