Saturday, January 14, 2012

Life in a Day

It takes a lifetime to experience life.

But, what if you wanted to experience most everything that life has to offer in a single day?

Life in a Day, released a year ago, covers life around the world on July 24, 2010 in an amazing way.

This crowd sourced documentary, produced by Ridley Scott, opens during the pre-dawn hours where we see what some people experience before most of us wake up in the morning. It then takes you through that Saturday's seemingly mundane, yet, intimate and raw events from the point of view of anyone, rich and poor, young and old, sick and healthy, in developed and developing nations.

On this single day, one question is answered, "What was it like to be alive on July 24, 2010?", and three questions are asked:
1. What do you love?
2. What do you fear?
3. What's in your pocket?

The final moments of July 24, 2010
It's nearly midnight now and I'm running out of time…

The sad part is I spend all day long hoping for something amazing to happen, something great, something to appreciate this day and to be part of it and to show the world that there's something great that can happen every day of your life, in everyone's life.

But, the truth is that it doesn't always happen.

All day long nothing really happened.

I want people to know that I'm here. I don't want to cease to exist.

And today, even though nothing great really happened, tonight I feel as if something great happened.

You can can watch the entire 95 minute production of Life in a Day embedded below or on Netflix streaming (turn on Closed Captioning to read the English translations).

Update: I was wondering what I did, myself, on July 24, 2010. Thanks to Facebook's new timeline feature, I figured out, in two clicks, that I had dinner at my father-in-law's.

PS - If you don't have time to watch the entire movie, but still want to experience life - and a great love story - then just watch the first four minutes of Up.

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