A Short Film Reflection: “Alike” by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez

(CTTO: “Alike” is an animated short film directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez. Thanks to our pals at Overthinking. for sharing this cool video on Facebook.) 

This short film pretty much sums up me and my boy in a nutshell. ? His art-filled school notebooks and my random day-dreamings at work speak for themselves.

We all have that one thing that we wish we could do for a living for the rest of our lives.

Me? *sigh I want to be able to write something someday and put all my heart, soul and every bit of myself in it and hope that people would be able to relate to it,  

but given the facts of life, it’s not always easy to follow your dreams. Sure, some do – good for them – but not everyone gets to live a life like that. At the end of the day, we just do what we gotta do to survive in a day, and that’s that. I sound so not me LOL.

I feel like my ‘colors’ are becoming faint, flickering as the years go by. But, yea… still I’m hopeful; praying… holding on to my mustard seed-sized faith in the promise that God would realize his purpose in me. 
I want this moment to serve as a reminder to myself to always support whatever my son wants to be in life, (as long as it is according to God’s will, of course), and never to become the reason for the living colors to drain out of his vibrant dreams and aspirations.
Would love to hear your say on this cute film, too. Let me know your thoughts. 

2 thoughts on “A Short Film Reflection: “Alike” by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez

  1. Just watched this earlier. Like you, I can totally relate. We work to survive, but it
    is not the kind of work that fulfills us and gives our lives color. We can only pray and hope that time will come our passions can sustain us in our daily needs. In the meantime, let us keep pursuing our passions to keep the essence of us from being corroded by the monotony of life.

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