– I wanna watch Thor Ragnarok!
– No : tonight it’s Stalker, by Tarkovsky…
– Oh noooooo… Pffff…
“Don’t lose your inner child” seems a splendid advice. The spirit of childhood is almost a superpower!
Everybody understands that : the capacity to marvel, curiosity, a genuine sense of happiness, love of simple things, ability to lose yourself into an activity, gathering ideas like shells…
I hope you kept it. And if you don’t, your own children can show you : you just have to watch them play, together or alone, 100% focused…
“Garder son âme d’enfant” (to keep your child’s soul”)
But there’s a difference between keeping your inner child and… staying a child in your head. Refusing to be an adult. Fleeing responsibilities. Bottle-feeding mainstream teen medias, which makes you an obedient larva…
You’ll be a perfect consumer!
Don’t lose your inner child, AND grow up as an adult, using this spark in your eye. From time to time :
- Explore Arts you don’t know
- Stay away from mainstream entertainment
- Be autonomous in your search
- Stop “reacting” to medias all the time
- Let your “cultural comfort zone” behind
- Study and draw maps about what you’ll explore
- Draw your own path
- Try adult things
– Yes, but I wanna watch Thor!
– OK, but tomorrow, it’s Tarkovky.
– Okey! Can we read some Garfield in bed?
– Nope : we go on with this Manet biography.
(Yes, it was a dialog between me and myself. Yes I watched Thor yesterday, and Stalker today. So there!)
Thanks for reading!
STALKER is a treasure: an invitation to go on a mental ride with a poet and philosopher. A film that makes you wonder more about yourself yet without making you anxious. The few existing films like STALKER are the reason why cinema is called “art”! (IMDB comment)