The power of film transcends, and in a world where media is all-encompassing, this is a power we must now recognize, embrace, and, as content creators, learn to harness ourselves.
Growing up and having learned countless lessons from the many films screened on weekend divorce-visits with my dad and in the midst of my first year of college (when I would opt for my dorm bunk bed and IMDB-Top-100 recommended marathon DVDs over partying with friends), movies were sort of like my church.
Holidays mark tradition, and highlight the changes of your life up until this point. The memories they induce function like a nostalgic highlight reel, not so different from the effect of social media, though the evidence is entirely in your head. You may reflect on happy times that have passed, or the sad times that you managed to get through, but it always gives us the opportunity to compare ourselves to versions we used to and would like to be but haven’t gotten their quite yet.