What Are You Searching For?

Jan 17, 2010

I just watched “P.S. I Love You” again. And there was one scene that really struck me. It’s the scene where the girl was recounting the first time she met her husband.

Basically, she was a college student, on a trip to Ireland. This Irish guy saw her, and offered his help. She asked how to get to “Wicklow National Park”. The man replied by asking her how long she had been walking for. She said a couple of hours, and the man answered “Well, you’ve probably been in Wicklow National Park for a few hours then”.

Strange, isn’t it? When you’re looking for a place, and you feel lost, only to realize that you’ve been there all along? But yet how many of us do that? I think there are a lot of us who are so caught up in searching, that we miss what it was we were looking for. I myself am guilty of it.

I think it’s important that we don’t get so caught up with doing something that we miss what’s around us. I think sometimes, we just need to step back, take a look around, and re-evaluate where we are at. Maybe what we were looking for was there all along.

J.J. Abrams’ Mystery Box

Jan 24, 2008

J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost, talks about his love for mystery, which can be traced back to his grandfather. I think this is a great follow up to my previous post, on curiosity. Mystery and curiosity are quite closely linked, after all, aren’t they?

Really entertaining, with a couple of really cool things that I never knew. And most importantly, a really inspiring talk on mystery, and the power of it.