I’m a complete Geek. Capital letters kind of G-E-E-K. I love all things fantasy. Give me super heroes, witches, wizards, Middle Earth, Hobbits, anything with the word ‘Star’ in it’s title, time travel — you name it — I’m in.
A while back I went to see “A Wrinkle In Time” because — Time Travel. And let me tell you — I loved it. On so many levels.
Cuz — time travel, number one! Who doesn’t love that notion? Can’t you just feel your brain expand with possibilities? Whoa!
But also — Heroines. Heaps of them. The main character is a young girl and she’s aided by three astral beings — also in female form. They seemed to me to represent The Maiden, Mother, Crone of The Universe, but that’s just the way my brain is wired.
I was enthralled with The Bad Guy though. The It. Because simply stated — The It is a very relatable Bad Guy. I don’t want to ruin the movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. But I don’t have to look very far in my life to see The It’s influence in my here and now.
The It feeds on jealously, hatred, abuse — either through self condemnation or the bullying of others. Does any of this fit your present moment? Becasue I can find loads of places The It has snuck into my life. Unbidden, unwelcome, unwanted — but yet It comes.
The brillance of the plot was the weapons used against The It are things we all have in our own personal arsenals, should we chose to take them out and use them. Patience, hope, and the most powerful weapon ever invented — love. The Unconditional Version. Completely Unselfish. The ‘Willing To Sit Right Here And Die With You’ kind of love. That.
Not the — ‘I’ll love you if you love me back’ kind. Or the ‘I’ll love you as long as you are beautiful, have a great job, behave in the manner I find acceptable, and don’t ever change’ kind of love.
I sat in the movie theater and remembered — I have the weapon to destroy It. I’ve had it all along. When I feel the hot red of anger rise up either in myself or in another, when I feel the deep green of jealousy, when I feel the fathomless blue of depression, when I feel the dark black of self hatred, when I feel the cold white of isoloation — Unconditional Love is always the answer.
It doesn’t matter what the question was.
Go — watch this movie and I’ll meet you in the tesseract.