Thursday, August 05, 2004

Forshadowing is my Curse

I have a gift. I am very good at forshadowing and predicting. When Tim and I watch Law and Order, ER, or any other drama on television, I can usually predict what will happen in the story in the first five minutes. I thought it was just that I watch too much news and can connect the story lines to current events. I thought it was just that these are television stories that I have watched for years and I know what has already happened on previous episodes. But something happened last night that solidified my gift of ruining the ending for myself.

We went to The Village. As many of you might know, The Village is written and directed by the same person who wrote and directed the movies The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs. The opinions vary for each of these movies, but most people say that The Sixth Sense was his best. Anyway...about 20 minutes into the movie, I had an 'AHA!' moment where I made my prediction. (I won't tell you what it is because that would ruin the ending for you.) I asked Tim if he wanted me to tell him, and he wanted to know. I felt such pride at the end of the movie that I was able to figure out the ending so soon and with a movie that prides itself on surprise. I am sure others can do the same because there were many hints along the way. Maybe next time I watch a movie like that, I should just sit back and relax and just enjoy the film rather than try to play storyline detective.

1 comment:

Eyes said...

Hi Sara -- I have a similar but different gift. I can read people like an open book after just watching or observing them or talking to them for a few minutes. I am not psychic -- I just really understand people. I usually blow them away with my accuracy. One friend in high school locked herself up in my bathroom she was so afraid of me and what I could "see".

My other friend in the past two years got the shivers I was so accurate about telling her about her weekend neighbors. Slowly everything I said about them reveled itself to be true. Just sadly, I think it chased her away because she knew if I could see that much about them, I saw it about her too. It doesn't make for good friends with people who aren't rock solid confident in themselves : )

By the way, feel free to link to me. I'd be honored : ) I'd like to do the same with you.