prjtr“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

– Professor Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II, 2011)

Awesome! A fictional character challenges us about what is real!

How indeed we can be drawn into movies so that the characters “live” beyond the screen for us. We take them home in our minds. On screen they have journeyed through life’s problems and shown us the consequences of the decisions and actions (or inactions) and we may learn from their experiences for good or bad.

Logically we know these characters don’t exist in “real life”… they live only in our heads. But Dumbledore is also right. Just because something happens only in our heads doesn’t make it “not real.” We have many myths, traditions and memories that we carry with us only in our heads and they, too, are very real to us, affecting how we live, love and think. So why not carry around our screen characters long after the credits have rolled? They are real to us to… in our minds. It’s OK.

So… who’s “screen real” for you?

Cheers and a good shoot to you and yours,