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Scary Movies & Uncomfortable Moments

As a general rule, I don’t watch scary movies.  They make me uncomfortable, my heart beats faster than when I’ve had 5 cups of coffee, and since I’m the girl who dwells on everything??  Once I’m spooked, I’m generally spooked for HOURS.  Beyond that?  I like to laugh and I think that if you’re going to spend your time/money on entertainment….it SHOULD entertain you.  Make you feel good.  So, outside of an excuse for some serious snuggle time with a significant other?? (1)  I tend to ‘pass’ on the horror flicks.

Except I evidently forgot to pass that memo along to my eldest daughter.

We’re having a Mom/Daughter movie fest.  I’m far too ADD to just watch TV; so, I’m also working/playing on the computer.  To be fair, I told Lindsey she could pick the movie.  I figured I’d be watching some groan-tastic RomCom or ABC Family.  Instead, we’re watching?  Scream 4.  A scary movie.  Now, it’s no “Dream House” or “Shining;” (2) but it had its suspenseful, uncomfortable moments.  When I think about it, I think it’s because of the soundtrack/sound effects.  The “violence” in that movie wasn’t all that realistic.  But.. some of them are.  We’re watching ABC Family now; so I’m pretty sure I’ll be okay.

Even still, I’m somewhat grateful for having watched it because it got me to thinking about uncomfortable moments in general.  It’s in uncomfortable moments we have the greatest opportunity for growth.  People rarely see the reason to focus on improvement or innovation when life is smooth sailing; it’s in the disruption that people really seem to shine… right??

(1) If I can bury my face into a strong shoulder and be held onto during scary bits?  I’m ‘in.’  I just do not like watching violence – even if it’s fake.  Laugh all you want; that makes me feel safe(r). 🙂  #imadork

(2) Which I watched this year for the first time with my ex-boyfriend in the middle of the night.  On a pallet on the hard floor because of his bad back.  In the dark.  Half-asleep. Yes, there was a sharp scream when the token, psychic servant was killed by Jack.  Yes, it startled aforementioned ex-boyfriend out of what had been a sound, snoring sleep.  #shouldhaveheldontome #justsayin ;p

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