Oh God! I am feeling very excited and inspired by the fantastic Tom Hanks and his unforgettable role in the amazing and wonderful movie, Cast Away. For the second time, this movie leaves me speechless with a great sense of joy and inspiration. This is what should be called an “odyssey”; for me, this word describes only two journeys so far; Cast Away as well as Into The Wild.
I have always been obsessed with true stories, with people who one day were very normal but could thread their way to sun light when nobody else could. These stories do have a lot to teach us and will never ever be boring because every time you read it or watch the movie, you figure out a new lesson or hear a word that sounds differently even if it’s not new to you.
The most interesting thing about Cast Away is how Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) begins to valuing every little part of the daily routine which we all take for granted. Bottled water, lighter, human touch, ice, social talks, cars, electricity and so on. we live unconsciously; the majority of us are living aimlessly, we have no idea why or what. It makes me sad, it makes me frustrated not to realize how blessed we are.
Chuck Noland was sent to a deserted island to be tested, however, it’s not the only way to be tested; we’re all in some sort of test, this life is a test in itself. The real life begins after death. I don’t want to miss my point but I’m waking up I think and we all should be. The New Year is still new but after a month, it’ll be the same year we were living twelve months ago. All conflicts and troubles will be repeated this year but in a different shape or style, so let’s just get ready to evolve, adapt or die. Wish you a very inspiring year ahead, SALUTE!