I like movies, especially their beginnings.
That first scene, a sense magnet
of silence or music,
the camera canvasing fast
or resting on a particular subject -
people making love, fighting,
eating, walking, doing. Or maybe an animal
chewing the green pasture of peace.
Each beginning, a mystery full
of infinite possibilities, enticing curiosity.
I wish we could all awaken each day that way,
anticipating what could be,
seeing ourselves as protagonists
in beautiful, meaningful scenes full of misery, joy, pain, laughter all -
action works of art.
But since our movies unfold in unplanned progression,
surprises outside of our imagination
without our complete control,
that we ignorantly judge as good or bad,
the best we can do to confront our tragic/comedies
is to strengthen our characters,
knowing that each moment is a beginning.
(For Poets United.)