Saturday, April 14, 2012

Remember Titanic

100 years ago today a great tragedy occurred in the Atlantic Ocean. A grand ship, the biggest man made vessel of the time, struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the ocean. That's right. 100 years ago today the Titanic, on its one and only adventure sank to the bottom of the ocean taking with it over 1500 lives.

I thought of no better way to commemorate this event than by seeing it happen today on the exact day 100 years from when in happened. Off to the theater I went to watch the classic movie Titanic starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. I have to say I love Kate Winslet. She has so much fire and spunk in her while maintaining a sense of propriety. A true British lady she is. And Leonardo, well I am so lost in his blue eyes.

The viewing of the show was in IMAX 3D and I have to say it was pretty neat to see it on such a big screen. There were times when I definitely felt like I was on board the ship. The detail of the interior was incredible. The filmmakers and director did a fantastic job of portraying the richness and grandeur as well as the terror and tragedy. I even read an article that said the stars in the sky were as they would have appeared the night the Titanic went down.

Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) shared some great words of wisdom. He said to make every day count. So true. You need to make sure that you are living your life to the fullest each and every day since you really don't know what tomorrow will bring. And, when tragedy does strike, he tells Rose (Kate Winslet) at the end to keep holding on and will yourself to live. Just as the song says, "my heart will go on."So true. You need to go on and live.

Something that I find interesting in the story of the Titanic. The ship was built to be the largest of kind and was boasted to be unsinkable. Because of this boast and vanity for appearance, they only boarded half of the life boats needed on the ship to accommodate the number of passengers on the boat. Very cocky. When the ship hit the iceberg, it scrapped away at the sides causing small holes. While at first this appeared minor it was enough damage that it completely stopped the Titanic from moving on its course and within a few hours fell beneath the surface into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.

Let this be a lesson for life. You need to make sure that you have confidence in yourself to set sail but don't be so arrogant to think that nothing can stop you. You need to make sure that you are filling your life with life preservers and life boats to help you when trials arise as they always do.

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