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Monday, March 18, 2013

Waste Land

I think that the most memorable and most surprising part of this movie was the fact that those people actually had families and homes just like normal people.  They are normal people, just like you and me, but they seem so different because of what they have to struggle through everyday of their life.  They have to support family members and kids all on what little money they have and in such horrible conditions.  Sometimes I think that I have to struggle and my life is hard, but when you put it into perspective I have a paradise life.  I learned that the people in this movie, the pickers, are truly very peaceful because peace is not being in a place without any noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.
If I were a picker I would think nothing of all of the trash at first.  That is all it is to me, trash. It is just worthless junk that people don't want so they throw away. However, after Vik Mumiz showed me what he can do with this trash, how he can transform it into art, I would look differently about everything else that I previously thought was useless. So overall I think that the pickers were feeling that they were part of something big and more important than just picking trash.  They knew they were inspiring millions of people.

I think that if I were the subject of this art it would not be as speacial or meaningful because I have a relatively normal life.  These people had to struggle through life everyday while most like me don't have a hard time getting our next meal.  If I were the subject of this kind of art I think I would deffinetly want to include me involved with my youth group.  Mostly because in April I participate in something called the 30 hour famine.  This is a program we do to help rasie money for third world countries through World Vision.  For 30 hours the youth group fasts at my church while learning about third world countries and what the people have to deal with.  The waste land pickers are a lot like the people in these third world countries that we learn about come to think of it. So that is one thing that I am passionate about and would be included in the art work.

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