Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tip#189: Storytelling Will Lift You Up – The Fall
The power of storytelling can move the depths of your soul. It can lift you from whatever dark place you are in and catapult you high above the clouds and beyond.
Recently I was feeling a little low because a year ago I was in New York City having a great time and getting energized by this amazing city. See tip#88. I thought I'd be able to return within the year but life had other plans and time flew by so quickly.
Now the fall has returned. The weather in Toronto has a cooler breeze blowing and I felt a little sad for how things in life don't work out the way we planned. Thankfully synchronicity led me to a new movie that re-energized my optimism.
The movie The Fall is a magical and visually stunning story that takes place in a 1920's Los Angeles hospital. A little girl with a broken arm befriends a bedridden man who inspires her imagination with a fantastical story.
You are then transported to sumptuous locations all around the world as the story unfolds about 5 mythical heroes on a special quest. The beautiful costumes will ignite your senses with their rich colours and textures. Every frame of this movie is a work of art and the performance of the little girl in itself will touch your heart.
Drink In Stories
I am surprised I hadn't heard about this movie when it was first in the theatres. And I am grateful I didn't because when I was magically led to it my spirits were lifted exactly when I needed it most. And I was reminded of how powerful storytelling is and how much it deeply means to me.
Storytelling is my ultimate passion and is at the heart of all my other passions. Storytelling is at the core of my illustrations, music, seminars, this blog and my new video work. In fact I was able to tell my own life story in just 2 minutes in my new video. Click here to see
So if you are feeling stuck or a little low why not loose yourself in a good story? Read an engaging book. Read other blogs online. Listen to someone tell their own story. Watch a favourite TV show or movie.
Whatever the source is just drink in the story and you will energize your spirit. Remember this great big world of ours is full of enriching tales and is your personal resource for igniting your imagination and optimism.
© Emmanuel Lopez 2008