“Think of any word. Search it on Google images. Write something inspired by the 11th image.”
I had a strange dream last night so the word “dream” was the first thing that came into my head when I checked today’s challenge. After searching it on Google, I counted across 11 images and arrived at the below shot from the film Up. It made me smile! Up is one of the most cutest yet saddest films I’ve seen.
If you haven’t seen it, the plot goes something like… boy meets girl, they dream of having adventures in South America, flash forward 70 years later and they’re a married couple and the woman dies. Man is left alone, a construction project wants to tear his house down and he is forced to go into a retirement home. However, his house flies away and he has the adventure he and his wife were dreaming of but with a young boy assisting the elderly and some other unlikely characters.
It made me contemplate just how important it is to have adventures and to have fun while you’re alive. Working full time, doing housework, working out, cooking meals, buying groceries and forking out money for bills can be really draining. It’s so important to step away from adult things from time to time to make lots plans and do things you enjoy doing throughout your life so you don’t look back when you’re old and think “well that was my one and only life wasted.”