Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Groundhog Hour

A co-worker sent me this short film and automatically i thought of the movie Groundhog Day, except, this is one hour that keeps repeating.  When i first saw Groundhog Day, i was in, a full day to re-live and do things differently. It would take probably 1000 years to until you find yourself unable to do something new.  The movie did an excellent job in showing the different phases a person would go through, from the fun to the suicidal.  
This short though made me think about that one hour.  In the story, this poor unfortunate individual, happens to repeat his lunch hour, which isnt all that bad when you think about it.  But, what if it's a bad hour?  What if you're stuck in traffic?  A semi hit 5 cars and no one is going no where.  Or, maybe you're at work and it's a position you really cant leave right away, it'll be half an hour before someone can come and replace you.  So, you're repeating the same hour and half of it you're just sitting there.  Or, worse yet, what if it's the hour you receive bad news?  Like you're mom passed away and it's like at the top of the hour that the phone call comes in.  I mean how cruel can this world be, right.  
But, then you think about the good hour that it could also be.  Like the the hour when you wake up with no alarm, where you don't do anything because you know it'll be over in an hour.  Where you get up to eat, drink your coffee, look out your window and see the world.  To top it off, it's a nice sunny day.  Or, an evening hour, where you're at home having a cocktail.  Better yet, you're having mind blowing sex and for the rest of your life you repeat that hour.
But, like both movies, what about the hour when you just can't take another moment because it stopped being fun, that, "if i kill myself will it end" moment?  That one's gonna suck, just cause, will it end, or will you just know what it's like to have died?  I think depression kicks in early, since, it is just an hour.  I've blinked and felt like a day ran by.  
Also, do i have kids or a family?  Do i even attempt at calling them and hearing their voices?  Do i just forget about them eventually since it'll be years or decades that i'll have lived that hour?  Too many questions that i'll never answer, but fun to think about.
Aside from the negative, if i could pick an hour to re-live, it's a tough choice between the waking hour, the cocktail hour and sex hour.  Who am i kidding, i'll take all three!

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