I was watching one of my favorite movies the other night, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. I remember when that movie came out, I went to see it by myself. I don’t remember exactly why, but I was so upset over something and I just wanted to be alone for a while. As I was sitting there in theater watching, I couldn’t help but be completely captivated by this certain scene. (I’m sure that I’m not alone in this) but it’s the scene when Patrick, Charlie & Same drive through the tunnel after a party. Sam stands up through the sunroof of the truck, wind in her hair, blasting the glorious song Heroes by David Bowie. I couldn’t help but feel somewhat inspired by the freedom that she must have felt while the wind blew through her hair with her arms outstretched ready to embrace whatever came her way. I was in love with the expression on her face silently shouting “COME AT ME BRO!” It was one of those perfect moments in a movie where the cinematography, the acting and the music all came together to make you wish you were there. It made me forget I was watching a movie and that what I was witnessing wasn’t actually real. It made me imagine myself in that moment, without a care in the world.
With summer just around the corner, I am itching to experience a moment like this. Whether I’m alone or if I’m with a group of people. I want to feel that pure adrenaline of freedom that Sam had to have felt while in that tunnel. (I’m secretly hoping that I’m alone when it happens so I don’t have to explain to someone why I have a beaming smile across my face.)
In that moment I want to “feel Infinite!”
Heroes – David Bowie