Who doesn't spend their Saturday nights watching a movie starring David Bowie and directed by Jim Henson?
What? You don't do that?
That is a loss.
Anyway. The movie.
Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is a teenager who gives her baby brother to the Goblin King (David Bowie). She has thirteen hours to make it to the middle of the labyrinth, to his castle, or he will turn her little brother into a goblin and keep him forever.
At one point in the movie, she eats a magic peach that makes her forget what she is doing, and a junk lady leads her to a replica of her bedroom. The junk lady is picking up things (stuffed animals, figurines, books, etc) and handing them to her, until she is sitting under a pile of her stuff. Sarah starts to remember where she is, and why. The junk lady hands her more things and tells her to stay in her room, because her stuff is important.
The big pile of stuff is distracting her from remembering why she is in the labyrinth.
It made me think of all the stuff in my life. Is it holding me back?
Is it distracting me from life?
Are there times I would be free to go out and do something different, or do something more - but I'm held back by my stuff?
I'm not sure I'm very happy with the answer that my heart gave me.
This is my Sunday five minute stream of consciousness.
More five minute posts can be found at All Things Fadra.
Have you ever seen this movie?
Do you think there has been a time when your stuff might have held you back?