“You jump off cliffs even though you can’t swim”
Oh. That hit me.
My office mate referred this movie to me because she saw me in the movie. And I was curious of why she saw me in? I was never an actress. haha. But I already had the hint since I watched the trailer months ago.
The girl in the movie, Maddy, is sick, her immune system is too weak for the world outside. So she was just locked up in their house with everything sterilized. She never had a life outside the house for 15 years. And for me, it sucks.
So, how I found myself related to the movie as well?
Same as Maddy, I was not allowed to travel much, to do other and extreme activities, because I have a Scoliosis with a 47 degree curve. My doctor says I am a candidate for an operation, but I don’t want, and there’s another option, to wear a hard brace. Wearing hard brace made me quit my job, and almost quit life (life as in the enjoyment of life).
But like Maddy, I wanted to know what is to live life, to know that we are alive.
I quit the bracing and therapy, I just wanted to enjoy life. But, I still do the exercise taught me in therapy for less pain.
I found a job, just 20 minutes away from our house, very convenient for my back. I start travelling again, and live my life.
Just like Maddy, we don’t know what life is until we have the courage to know it.
One scene I liked in Everything, Everything is when Maddy jump off the cliff without knowing how to swim. And I was like, “OMG! I already did that, but, I drowned. haha”
Yes, I drowned for 5 seconds I think? I jumped in a waterfalls, and unlike sea water, waterfalls are different, they are not even salt water for me to float. And most epic was, our tour guide didn’t even know I don’t know how to swim. hahaha.
But, I managed, I am alive and here I am blogging to you my experiences.
So Maddy, thank you, I somehow felt that I am not alone, we all need courage in life to know what it is to be alive.