Today is Leap Year Day, so Malayna and Michele will be looking at lessons they’ve learned from leaping too soon as well as from taking leaps of faith. There are times, like the calendar day, when we have no choice but to leap, but others when the attempt to subvert divine order can backfire. Of course, we’ll look at movies, TV shows, and other leaping references in pop culture to glean leaping lessons for life!
Leap Year (the movie) 2010
Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it. Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott
Amy Adams = Enchanted, Trouble with the Curve, Julie and Julia
Matthew Goode = Henry Talbot on Downton Abbey, Wickham in Death Comes to Pemberley (2014) (perfidious Wickham!)
Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James’s homage to Pride and Prejudice.
Adam Scott – Parks & Rec,
Similar to the movie French Kiss (Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, 1995) – without the calendar assist.
Leaping CONCEPTUALLY – Real Life examples
10 year plan into 2 years – on the outside it worked, but was unsustainable because the consciousness of the community hadn’t been grown or allowed to participate.
Drop an 18 year old into instant freedom and independence when she wasn’t given the lessons of independent thought. Because she hadn’t really been taught how to be part of a community.
In Heart- Centered Metaphysics by Paul Hasselbeck
“Order in the Mind of God is an idea of harmonious progress, evolution. Order in humankind is humankind’s ability to perceive and cooperate with the law of growth.”
Seed to sprout to stalk to tree to fruit and flower.
Harmony, Balance, Right adjustment, right sequence. “We each must learn to participate consciously in that process which enables growth without struggle.”
Scripture: “But all things should be done decently and in order: 1 Corinthians 14:40)
Like winning the lotto – 5 of winners who are broke soon after…
and Quantum Leap, and The Pirate Move, so click to read on!
How much money do lottery winners give away to friends and family?
Spending millions of dollars all on your own is not as much fun as sharing the wealth. A study of 3,000 British winners who won $1 million or more found that a staggering $1.8 billion was handed over to friends and family.
How many lottery winners go broke within 5 years?
Winning the lottery is a long shot but holding on to the money is the real challenge. In one study of Florida winners, 70% of them had spent every last dime of their jackpot within 5 years of winning.
What percentage say their happiness levels have gone down since winning?
Money can’t buy happiness, at least not for the 3% of lottery winners who say they’ve become less satisfied since their net worth increased. The reason? New pressures associated with their skyrocketing wealth.
http://www.truthin7minutes.com/truth-about-lotto/ — stories of specific people who ended up worse off…
THE PIRATE MOVIE!!!! (1982)
A parody/homage to Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate Movie is a comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original, as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights girl with swords plot, the story revolves around Mabel, the youngest of Maj. Gen. Stanley’s many daughters, and Frederic, an ex-Pirate of Penzance. They fall in love and proceed to retrieve the Stanley’s fortune from the Pirates (stolen 20 years ago). The Pirate King informs Frederic that due to him being born on Feb. 29th (during a leap year), Frederic is still technically the King’s apprentice. Frederic must then decide between duty and honor, the only good qualities the King taught him, and true love.
The Pirate King: Your Birthday?
Frederic: February 29, 1859.
The Pirate King: A leap year!
The Pirate King: …and you were indentured to us…?
Frederic: until my 21st year…
The Pirate King: [interrupting] … until your 21st birthday! Leap years only happen every 4 years. Going by birthdays, you’re still only 5 and a 1/4.
The film started gaining a cult status in the late ’80s largely due to repeat screenings on HBO.
The song “How Can I Live Without Her?” sung by Christopher Atkins from this movie went to No. #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
QUANTUM LEAP ( 1989 – 1993)
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time–“leaping” into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.
Doctor Sam Beckett led a group of top scientists into the desert to research his theory that a man could time travel within his own lifetime. Unfortunately, in order to save his funding, he was forced to enter the accelerator prematurely and vanished. He then found himself in someone else’s body with partial amnesia. His only contact from home is Al, a holographic image only he can see and hear. Setting right things which once went wrong, Sam leaps from life to life, hoping each time that this is the final leap home.
Quantum mechanics is the science of the very small: the body of scientific principles that explains the behaviour of matter and its interactions with energy on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles.
So…take the leap!