Dearest Darling Friends,
There are some movies that don’t just entertain you. They change your life. The impact they make is ever lasting. Here is a mention from one such movie.
The name of the Movie is ‘I am legend’. It is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith, who plays US Army virologist Robert Neville.
Robert Neville is the last human survivor of a plague in the whole of New York. He attempts to find a way to reverse the effects of the man-made virus by using his own immune blood. Anna Montaise is another surprise survivor of the deadly plague.
In a scene in the movie, Neville is talking to Anna about Bob Marley. “He had this idea. It was kind of a virologist idea. He believed that you could cure racism and hate… literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people’s lives.”
When I heard Will Smith (Neville) saying these words, I literally froze. The next few words brought tears to my eyes…
“When he was scheduled to perform at a peace rally, a gunman came to his house and shot him down. (Two bullets in his stomach. Docs advised him complete bed rest and NO MOVEMENT for a few weeks). Two days later (after the shooting) he walked out on that stage and sang (A full concert). When they asked him why – he said, “The people, who were trying to make this world worse… are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness.”
Light up the darkness!!! What an amazing statement to make! What an amazing way to sum up the impact of a legend on a generation! What an amazing thing to remember during a crisis.
Did this LSM, light up any darkness in you? That is why we write. And I am sure, that is why you read. Thanks for your time. Thanks for reading. May 2016 be dedicated to ‘Lighting up the darkness’.
With love, prayers and exceptional wishes,
Imagine, when we wake up, we are given only what we had thanked for.