- therapist: please tell me about your life
- me: *clears throat* this is a story about a girl named lucky
My thoughts never fully come to form until I write them down. It’s like in my head they are this convoluted mess and on the page they become clear. So if some of this doesn’t make sense or seems a little strange. Please don’t judge, perhaps tomorrow I will be feeling completely different. But for me to understand what I’m feeling now I must write, the only reason I post this to the universe is because maybe there’s someone out there who in some odd way needs this, agrees with me, or sees it all in a different light then I do. I went to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire today for the second time. It’s so good and when a movie really resinates with me I usually see it more than once in theaters, it’s just something I do. One of the things that really hit me during this movie is how much our culture is similar to the culture of the capitol. We are so invested in celebrities lives, it’s not enough that they are a good actor we want to know everything about them. We want to know who they’re dating, who their friends are, where they eat, what they do in their free time, etc. This is painfully clear when you watch the actors go on their tour to promote their upcoming movie. For example I’ve been watching a lot of the Catching Fire interviews and all of them are the same. All of the interviews ask the same moronic questions-don’t get me wrong there are some good interviewers out there I’m just talking over all-they are almost the exact same questions that Caesar Flickerman asks the tributes. They all ask Jennifer Lawrence what it’s like to kiss Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth and vice versa. It’s starting to make me queazy, and maybe this has been painfully obvious for a while now. And maybe I’m just late to the party as I often am, if so please forgive me. But when I watched this movie its as though it all clicked for me. And when I compare it to celebrity gossip shows like Extra, and Access Hollywood I just see it all differently. I don’t want to know about Jennifer Lawrence’s personal life, not with the consciences that come with it. I’m not saying that fighting to the death is in our future. I’m just saying actors are people too. Maybe I’m just crazy maybe I’m the only one that feels sorry for those in them limelight. I guess I just feel a sense of injustice and it’s easier to see the injustice when it’s put in front of you in a different light. Again, I’m just thinking out loud here this time tomorrow I might feel completely different. But tonight this how I feel. What are your thoughts?