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What the Movies Don’t Teach You

by Joseph Grant

Life certainly doesn't go the way it does in movies. True love doesn't necessarily stay true, the good die young and many times without reason or rhyme, there are no happy endings in life, many times there are just endings. Villains don’t get always taught a lesson or get their comeuppance; sometimes they get elected to public office and become bigger villains. Wars aren't always just, not always fought for the right reasons and heroes sometimes make it home in body bags. Sometimes heroes don’t come home at all. We are actors constantly in search of a meaningful script, flubbing our most important lines and scenes; only to think of killer lines way past Act One, never comprehending our role, never knowing when Death will yell from the darkness: “Cut... that’s a wrap!”

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Joseph Grant, whose full catalog is here, is a 6S All-Star. Originally from New York City, he currently resides in Los Angeles.

15 comments:

Adam J. Whitlatch said...

True dat. The Word Weaver strikes again!

Anonymous said...

i love your writing...it stikes a personal chord every time! You are sooo talented!

Kevin Michaels said...

Insightful and right on the money with every line. Too bad life can't follow a script (or that it takes forever to find meaning/purpose). Love the imagery of Death as an off-screen director. Great job!
KM

G & G said...

Here here! As always, great insight into human nature from a gifted artist!

Anonymous said...

That was a gotcha-moment for me.
Good 6.

Jeanette Cheezum

Quin Browne said...

this one was superb.

sammi said...

Excellent six :)

A joy to read, so true and so relate-able.. if only life was a movie.

Mary said...

Your story certainly made me think - a different spin on life! As always, your story was a treasure. Keep it up, Joe!

Madam Z said...

Truer words were never spoken. I have just three words to add: Life isn't fair!

Joe said...

Thank you all so very much for your kind comments. They are very appreciated.

Ian said...

Amen! All the world's a stage, and you said it just as well. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Nice.

Anonymous said...

Joe-This was beautifully said - melancholy and true.
I know no one ever said life would be easy, but sometimes I feel like screaming, "OK - ENOUGH ALREADY-I GET THE MESSAGE". But instead, you have stated it so eloquently in six brilliant sentences.
I miss seeing your entries more often!
Caroline Wells
caccy46

Joe said...

Thank you, Ian and Carrie and you anonymous, you! Your comments are appreciated very much. Very kind.

Anonymous said...

Joe - i loved this one - succinct and true. Our identities are constantly put up against the enormous influence film has in our lives. Happy endings, perfect verbage...but real life is more interesting. I still wish I could say the perfect thing at the critical moment though....