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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Flying, Fighting and Crowing 101

Cover of "Peter Pan (Widescreen Edition)&...Cover of Peter Pan (Widescreen Edition)

Last nite I treated myself to one of my favorite movies of all time.....Peter Pan.  This wasn't the cartoon version, it was the live action version which got adapted into a movie. I ended up watching the behind the scene featurettes instead of the actual movie itself. And amazingly enough, some of the stuff from those featurettes ended up becoming inspiration for a blog.

If you watch the movie, you'll notice that there is alot of eye candy. Anyone who knows the classic Peter Pan story knows that there is sword fighting, flying, pirates and all kinds of cool stuff.  In the story, Peter Pan has three distinct characteristics. He flies, he fights, and he crows. That may sound easy but realistically wanting to shoot a movie with all these things in it was extremely challenging (except for the crowing!) W.hat alot of people do now know is that the kids who were casted to be in the film had to go thru months of preparation before they actually started shooting.

Jeremy Sumpter, the guy casts as Peter Pan had to learn sword fighting about 3 hrs every single day for 4-5 months before they started filming. And for learning to fly, the kids had to adapt to being hoisted up by wires in the air and learning to maneuver and do flips. They said that it at times was painful and uncomfortable spending all those hours gaining the upper body strength to do some of the cool things you saw in the movie.

It was then that I suddenly understood abit better the reason why I have been going through some of the things that I have been going through here in Victoria. To tell you the truth, it has been really uncomfortable at moments, having little money, depending on other people, finding out who your true friends are. Don't get me wrong, I've had a lovely time but it has had it's really trying moments and some days the challenges seem like they will never end.

But I see now like those kids in the movie, I'm experiencing some discomfort only because God is preparing me to FLY and to FIGHT!  Just like Peter Pan and the lost boys LOL These months in Victoria have been to grill me and train me so that when it is time to execute all that I have learned, it looks magnificent and effortless. And I truly believe that is going to be what the next season in Buenos Aires will be like, fruitful and productive. It is going to look good on the outside because of all the months, days, and hours preparation that's been done on the inside here in Victoria.

I could go on and on and on about this subject but I'm not going to. Instead, I'm going to leave you with this magnficent music video with clips from the movie. There are plenty of scenes showing flying and swordfighting clips.  This amazing video inspires me as I myself get ready to fly, fight and crow!

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