Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Groundhog Day Redeux
During the course of the film, Phil transforms from self-centered to altruistic, from viewing time as his own to seeing his place on earth filled with possibilities. In the most miserable of weather, in the most mundane of locations, Phil realizes that the six weeks of winter the rodent portended was his means of emerging from hibernation into the sunshine of experience.
I often wish I could repeat days and get them right. When, like today, a gray sheet of damp, dismal clouds encloses my view, I have to force myself toward gratitude and accomplishment. Sunny days, on the other hand, energize and uplift me, pulling me outside in exuberance.
So I wasn't thrilled when I heard that we're in for a typical winter, six more weeks of dreary chill. Time for some attitude revision on my part. It may be Groundhog Day, but it's also a new opportunity, if I just step out of my narcissistic stupor.