This weekend I watched Big Easy Express
. The preview drew me in with A.) Mumford and Sons (love), B.) an old train, and C.) capturing A and B with some awesome cinematography.
The first time I saw Mumford and Sons perform it was impossible for me to not smile as I watched. There was just something about the simplicity of their performance, just the band and their instruments, having a good old time, making their music.
I was reminded of this feeling while watching Big Easy Express. Watching these musicians day after day, doing what they love but not needing the glitz and glamour. They live for the music, they live for their relationships. And that’s all they need.
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The movie left me longing for simplicity, adventure, and the unknown.
I don’t want to live a certain way because I “should” or I “have to.” Or because it’s “what I’m supposed to do.” I want to be happy and I want to live this life the best I can. I want to see as much as I can. I want to learn as much as I can.
I’m feeling stagnant lately. I’ve been thinking back to how I felt when I was still living in Michigan and needed a change. I threw caution to the wind and made the decision to leave the job I “should” keep to find something new. And good thing I did. Otherwise I would’ve never met Jordan
, or gone to Australia
, and who knows, I may have never even started my blog and met these awesome ladies
I think it’s easy to stay in one place doing the same thing because it’s secure and safe. But I’m learning that for me, it’s also boring. Now I find this kind of weird. I am not, shall we say, the bravest person on the planet. I don’t like flying, heights, roller coasters, etc. But some how, I am not scared of picking up and starting new. In fact, I’ve gotten to the point where I’m starting to crave it.
Anyways, I guess the point of this post is to say, I want to ride an old train across the country to an unknown destination. :]
What about you? Feeling adventurous?