Day 259: Back to Back Hobbit Movies

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Tonight I have a quick post about a not-so-quick first! I am working on Challenges 3 and 4 of the Hobbit Fan Contest. Challenge 3 is the making of a 2 minute video sharing my refections about the impact on my life these powerful movies have had. I had planned to create the video for today’s first. A busy day taking care of clients changed my plans.

When one first doesn’t work out, another always appears. I have 6 days left in which to complete the challenges for the contest. I know I will succeed at completing steps 3 and 4. As I headed home in the dark, after getting contracts signed, I mulled over possible firsts. Several options that I considered “shied” away from me, meaning the thoughts didn’t resonate with me. That’s a clear no signal for me. When I tried to open the saved website with unique holidays, the site wouldn’t open. That’s never happened before. Another no.

The thought that kept coming to me, that resonated with me, caused me to shy away. Watch the two Hobbit movies, back to back. It was 8:00 PM. I hadn’t eaten dinner yet. These are lengthy films. I have work tomorrow. I had all kinds of excuses why this wasn’t a good time for this first! And yet, the more I considered watching the movies, the more it seemed the right experience for this evening.

Because, I’ve been thinking a great deal about these movies as I accept and complete the fan challenges. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug have had a great impact on my life. I’ll share more about that when I post the video I am creating. I draw amazing life lessons from these films, as I also did from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

And so, after a quick dinner, I brewed a pot of Scottish Heather tea, set up the TV/DVD player in the bedroom and made myself comfy. I am enjoying the first movie. Rather than overthink the plot or scrutinize the characters, I am just watching, open to receive whatever impressions flow to me.

As soon as the first movie is finished, I’ll continue with the second. Not only will I appreciate the movies but I’ll have clarity as I share from my heart before the camera in the next few days. I’ll also build anticipation for the upcoming release of the third and final movie in The Hobbit adventure. Not a bad first!

Someday, after The Hobbit:The Battle of Five Armies releases on DVD, I’ll have a Middle Earth marathon! I’ll watch all three Hobbit movies, followed by The Lord of the Rings trilogy. But that is not this night. I’ll save that event for a long weekend!

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