NaBloPoMo 2016, Letters to Patients, Day 26
To Patients Getting Into the Spirit:
What movies do you recommend?
26 days and… writer’s block. So duh, the obvious solution was to take a shower! According to Shelley Carson, PhD, the defocused mindstate of showering allows for creativity and innovation. I noticed the sullenness that envelopes me so often lately. I wished for a mental uplift, and the gods obliged—they reminded me of “The Internship.” Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play a couple of recently unemployed Gen-X salesmen who land coveted internships at Google. They lead a dejected team of Millennial misfits who, of course, overcome all odds to win in the end. It’s admittedly full of cheese. But the endearing characters and uber-nerdiness get me every time.
Post-shower, I came down to movie night in progress: “Music and Lyrics,” starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. Grant, an 80s pop ‘has-been,’ falls in love with his substitute plant waterer and incidental lyrcist, played by Barrymore. Once again, current-event melancholy yielded to drippy-sweet romantic comedy. You just can’t sustain a sour mood in the face of all that adorableness.
Other movies that come to mind, and that I plan to watch in the coming days:
You’ve Got Mail
While You Were Sleeping
It would really be nice to get fully into the spirit again this year. Why not aim for joy, after all? Vacation days, family gatherings, gift exchanges and excuses to shop with abandon… It could all be good, and I can exercise more control over my mood than I have until now.
So, the feel-good, holiday-mood-elevation movie marathon begins tomorrow, yay! Please feel free to make your suggestions!