I have inserted the video clip for anyone who has not seen the opening credits of the HBO mini series called ‘The Pacific.’ A Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg epic. Following on from their success of ‘Band of Brothers’ they again tell the heroic story of young men plunged into the horrors of war. Personally I thought Band of Brothers was a better series but that doesn’t take anything away form an incredibly well written story and drama.
The reason I am showing the clip is because whilst watching the opening credits something struck me about the comparison between us as people and a single piece of charcoal. We can move gently across our path and still leave a mark or we can lean heavily on life and make a statement of who we are. As we move small pieces of us crumble away never to be replaced. At times life takes away a chunk of us without any reason but that break or chunk leaves a new edge that is sharp and well defined. Gradually we are reduced in size but what has been created in the constant years of drawing stories is nothing short of a masterpiece. Everyones is different and just as interesting if you tae the time to look. Have a creative day.