I’m going to be honest, I’m a Trekkie. (ˈtrekē/ noun-informal: a fan of the US science fiction television program Star Trek.)
I vividly remember practicing Spock’s Vulcan salute with the famous line “Live long and prosper” until my hand hurt. Oh, and how can I forget the Vulcan Mind Meld…”my mind to your mind; my thoughts to your thoughts.”
So, when I received an email from Netflix saying “We just added a movie you might like”..and it has the name of a planet (aka Jupiter), I’m intrigued.
Jupiter Ascending. Catchy name.
It is a movie about a young lady named Jupiter (so, not the planet!) who helps her family clean houses. Little does she know that she actually comes from a long line of intergalactic royalty and she holds the future of Earth in her hands. The movie is mishmash of aliens, a genetically engineered bodyguard, a youth serum trade, and bees and other out-of-this world ideas.
I’m sorry to say that I would give this movie 1.5 out of 5 stars.
Well, that’s 2 hours I will never get back but this movie did give me pause….
As I was watching the movie, I could not quite understand why Jupiter didn’t seem to relish the idea that she was SPECIAL!
I mean, you are from a long line of alien royalty, you get to go into outer space, be in a space ship….you even OWN a planet!
Wow! Except for bad aliens trying to kill you, what’s not to be excited about?
There are some days when I wake up and think “there must be some mistake…I AM destined to do great things, right? So, how come my life seems so boring?”
It’s like when I saw a trailer of the new movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them”. Jacob,the Muggle, sums it all up when he wistfully says “I want to be a Wizard.”
I mean, who wouldn’t want to be a wizard or own a planet?
In thinking about this some more, I think it’s not about being grateful. I wake up grateful everyday and I thank my lucky stars that I am alive, I have a roof above my head and food to eat, have a family who loves me, I live in a country which doesn’t have a bully as its leader, I could go on and on…
No. This is not about being grateful.
This goes much deeper.
It is about feeling SPECIAL.
Hmmmm…Interesting. I’m thinking there is some deep deep insecurity buried somewhere in my psyche that I need to look at the next time I meditate.
…or maybe, I am again overthinking everything and as I learned in my mindfulness practice that this feeling shall pass…impermanence.
It was just a silly movie, after all.
At any rate… Live long and prosper.
Have a good weekend everyone!!
PS: I STILL wish I was a wizard….