Have you ever taken a mental snapshot? Well, before answering, let me define what I’m asking.
Mental snapshot: (men-tal snap-shot) noun
1.) a quick, informal moment in time captured by the mind that brings forth nostalgic feelings from one’s past experience
In layman’s terms – one moment you’ll always remember from your life that summarizes a grander picture from the past.
I frequently take mental snapshots – some embarrassing, some lovely and warm, some I hope to forget and many I’m confident I’ll remember. What I find so interesting about these brain pictures is their connection to what we associate them with. My bet is that what you’ve mentally captured for years about a historical event isn’t even what you hoped to remember.
Case and point: I have no idea from memory what the reception decorations looked like at our wedding. I only can relate because of pictures taken. Generally, that’s what I spent all of my time focusing on, but it’s not what I remember. What’s engraved into the stone tablets of my mind is the eye-catching, heat lightening that catapulted through the sky for more than an hour as we left the reception.
Zoom. Focus. Click. That’s my mental snapshot.
Now, let’s all take what we just learned and apply it to the newly released movie, Son of God. Basically, it’s a mental snapshot.
For those searching on what to expect when viewing the movie, my advice is to go into the theatre knowing these thoughts: