Isn’t it fascinating how people can be moved by, and act on, a belief they have imbibed since birth. As a writer, this intrigues me. In the United States, the Constitution comes to mind. The separation of powers: legislative, executive and judicial. It begins, ‘We the People…’ and so it should. It was written to prevent the taking over of the country by someone who felt they had a royal prerogative to rule in their own interests and those of their ‘friends’ to the detriment of everyone else.
I also find the power of the moving picture to move people interesting. I was prompted to write this due to an intensely effecting video I saw recently. It’s three minutes long and called, you guessed it, ‘Three Beautiful Human Minutes’. Directed by Asger Leth you can see it here. A simple concept that takes a disparate group of people and… well, have a look at it to see what I mean. You’ll get the picture, (pun intended). Hopefully, you’ll also get the idea. We’re united by a common humanity no matter our background, belief systems, or race. Or whatever…
We need to keep that in mind at the moment, don’t we?
J J Mitchell
‘Never leave anyone behind…’