I consider myself a sensitive person. Over the years I've discovered that the things that make me feel the most, are the things that I have absolutely no control over. David Blaine's Dive of Death is a perfect example of this. Watching Blaine's finale and being puzzled absolutely destroyed me. Because I know that most of the world is going to understand, and there is nothing that I can do about it. But I think there is a message to be learned here. I firmly believe that we are sent certain situations such as this one to learn from them, and apply the lessons to our lives. For those of you who have read The Alchemist... "Maktub" is the word.
I had a busy afternoon, so I hit pause on my PVR on several occasions during the special. Because of this, I could fast-forward through parts of the special that I didn't feel I needed to watch. In the back of my mind I knew that I still had some math homework to do. I decided to fast forward through all the magic parts to get to the "Dive of Death" which is what I really wanted to see! By doing this I missed all of the amazing pieces of magic and various film along the way... The message itself fits in perfectly with the following quote.
It's about the journey, not the destination.
I personally am very satisfied with the finale of David's special. It's helped me realize a lot of things, and will hopefully make me a better person. I can think of several ways that this message applies to my life right now, and if it wasn't for David, I probably never would have been reminded of it. Thank you.
I hope this message can find it's way to David. He needs our support, and should be reminded that we'll always appreciate the incredible things he has done for the art of magic, and art in general. He's an incredible human being, with an amazing view on life. Definitely someone that we should all look up to and admire. It's time to look forward now. Godspeed.