I’m Spider Man.
You know..Peter Parker...the photographer-student-pizza deliverer-caring nephew-superhero..Spider Man..I’m him.
Uh ohh..I knew it was only a matter of time before that writing stuff made you go crazy. You’re just like Jack Nicholson was in The Shining!!! All work and no play makes D a very dull boy huh?
My wife probably doesn’t think that’s funny.
Shiii…ol buddy’s wife, Shelley Duval freaked out…then she put that butcher knife to Jack’s az.
Say mane, don’t tell ALL the movie…some folks haven’t seen it yet.
Aww mane, if somebody was going see The Shining, they would have seen it by now!!
Not necessarily, there are some young people who weren’t born when Stephen King’s classic horror story about a deranged writer, was made into the movie starring Jack Nicholson and Scatman Cruthers.
Oh well..it’s not bad to tell people a little bit about a movie.
Naw, but don’t SPOIL it, the writer works hard to build intensity and intrigue to get to that climactic moment of the unveiling of surprise. Giving away the score at the beginning of the game, it takes away from the excitement of the uncertain viewer. That’s spoiling it mane..like Monique and her big loud mouth az did with Man on Fire at the BET Awards.
I don’t have a problem with that..everybody knows that Denzel..
Heyyyy!! Don’t spoil it for MY readers! I’ve done a movie review before with Dirty Pretty Things, and I didn't let the surprise elements of the movie out of the bag.
Like I say, that’s YOU. Some folks don’t mind people telling them what happened..everybody doesn’t like surprises mane.
But that’s where you lose the REAL element..movies, books and the like are the best when they pull you in and make you feel IN the action. When you’re gripped to your seat and watching the deranged writer Jack Nicholson pursue his wife inside that bathroom with an axe? That’s real right there. Stephen King laid that down FRESH. And when you read the book, it’s even a lot more intimate than the movie.
Oh..okay. I see what’s going on now.
You’ve been reading some of that Stephen King ‘crazy-horror-man’ type sh’t lately huh?
What makes you say that?
You know how you are..when you read the Bible..it comes out in how you write..just like when you read..A Purpose Driven Life, or The Cost of Discipleship, it comes back out in what you put down on the paper. Sometimes I read the stuff you wrote and I can tell that you must’ve just came back from church or something when you penned it.
We all have ebbs and tides of the spirit. I just think we all have to be responsible for the food that we feed our souls. Just like Danny Glover was mentioning in his Humanitarian Award acceptance speech, the media that’s out there plays a great influence on our society.
But society also influences the media…artist are keeping it ‘real’ and rapping, singing, writing, dancing and acting about how it’s really going down in the world.
But that’s just the mass. The mass moves and contorts towards the images it sees in the media, via television, movies, radio, music videos, fashion, party lifestyle, etc. It’s each media person’s responsibility to put out the most positive product possible, so as to lead the mass in a more positive, peaceful and charitable lifestyle.
C’mon now, let’s be real. Rappers like G-Unit or Lil Jon don’t care about peace and charity, they’re just trying to get paid as much and as quickly as possible.
Yeah, but I think social responsibility increases as a person matures. Some of these guys are young and hungry and all they see is that cream. Their eyes are unopened to the ways of the wise. The only wisdom they know is how to work the block.
Oh yeah? And just who gave you the honor of being the ‘wise king of the hood’??
Wisdom is a gift from God.
And I guess you just got all of it huh?
No..actually I’ve spent a large part of my life living in blissful ignorance. I didn’t know and I didn’t want to know, all I wanted to do was have fun. But once you submit to the Almighty..you learn to live your life so that you can approach His throne boldly..
Approach the throne boldly? You mean with an attitude or a ‘can’t touch this’ mentality?
No..in this instance in Hebrews 4:16, boldly translates as ‘freely’. It’s kinda like if you want your father to do something for you, but if you know you’ve been disobeying his rules, you can’t come at him asking for stuff, because you feel guilty. But if you’re handling your business, and doing all the things that your father directs you to do diligently and obediently..well then, when you seek his counsel or favorable decision, you can approach him BOLDLY with your request or dilemma, always humble, but without any reservations tied to what you were doing wrong in your life.
I feel that. So what does approaching the throne boldly have to do with wisdom?
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. People want to figure it all out for themselves, break it down and rationalize everything to it’s absolute..but we’re only human and have a limit to our understanding. Some things we just won’t be able to figure out or understand.
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom huh? That sounds pretty fresh.
It is..I’ve been taking the Proverbial Challenge and I can already feel my eyes becoming more discerning and wise.
What’s the Proverbial Challenge?
Read one chapter of Proverbs everyday for a month. After Day 31, holla at me and let me know if you feel any wiser.
Aww mane..you know I’m not all into reading the Bible and stuff..
Proverbs is an easy read mane…it’s full of proverbs, ‘wise sayings’ that will help you understand the essence of God. Proverbs was written by David’s son by Bathsheeba, Solomon, the wisest king in history. Give it a try mane..don’t be scaid, be real.
Aiight mane..how long is it going to take?
It shouldn’t take you more than 15-20 minutes to read and absorb the verses..the rest of the day you can meditate on it, and try to feel it. Do it for 31 days. I’m doing it too, and everyday I post the verses of each chapter that really hit home with me.
Proverbial Challenge huh?
Already! Trust in the Lord with all of thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.
Is that a proverb too?
You already know!
Wait..what the hell does all this have to do with you thinking you’re Spider Man 2??
Well..in the movie Peter Parker was faced with an inner conflict that we all go through at some point in our lives. Whether you get bit by a spider, pricked by the Holy Spirit or just really unhappy with your life, everyone must make a decision on what path they’re going to follow..or in some cases create.
Yeah..Spider Man 2 is also one of the leading search engine ‘hot words’ on the world wide web this week. By using that
Spider Man, Pt. 2 headline and photo, I gained a lot of new visitors just via web search engines alone. All you 1st timers?? WELCOME TO SERVINEMUP!!! :)
That’s pretty slick….so you’re hustling on the web huh?
You gotta turn heads if you wanna hit licks mane.