Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rescued From The Island

Well I told you I would reveal the secrets behind the questions to the movie items in Castaway in comparison to what those items would represent in your own life. If you haven't answered the question and have no idea what I am talking about, click here for yesterday's post and read that one first before coming here for the finale.

The first question I posed was what is Wilson represent in your life?

Or the volleyball that Tom Hanks held onto until he was washed away one night at sea and it was a choice for Tom to swim to Wilson and abandon his raft at sea or let Wilson go. He chose the best, and let Wilson go, if he had tried to swim to save him, he would have exhausted himself so much that his death would have been likely.

So what does this question mean to you in your life today? It simply is rephrased as this, who gives me companionship?

My response to that question before I knew the real meaning behind the items was my husband Steve. When I thought about the question, I thought back to the symbolism of the volley ball character Wilson and what that meant to Tom Hank's character in the movie. The one person you'd be willing to risk your life for, and couldn't see your life without. I think it's a great statement of where Steve's value comes into play in my life.

The next question was What is the FedEx box in your life?

Again back to the movie where this is the only box he does not open on the island, cares for it, and makes sure when he is rescued that it is returned to the rightful owner. Many have speculated it contained all he needed to get off the island, but we will never know. The real meaning behind the question is this,

What gives me purpose?

For me it was my computer as sad as that sounds because I saw the item as something I can't do without in my life, and what my life centers around and where you find me most days. Sad because it should represent hope. What gives me hope? Yet knowing that I am encouraging people through blog posts and visiting their blogs, praying for them via emails, and blessing them with wonderful books does give me hope in my life right now. It makes me feel like I am making a difference in the lives of the people I can touch.

The next question is whose image would you draw on the cave wall?

In the movie Hanks draws his finacee's picture over and over on the wall as he counts down the number of days he has been on the island. What the question really means is ...

Who gives me relationship?

My response to that question was God which is a perfect answer since He is the author and creator of everything. I can find no greater answer than that one. He defines what works and what doesn't in any relationship including how to sustain one.

The last question was about the plastic sail Tom Hanks creates to get himself off the island and the question was,

What is the sail in your life? - It means, What provides me a way to overcome obstacles?

Just like the sail was the only way that Hanks could get his raft past the reefs during the high surf, which was the only obstacle keeping him from leaving the island. My response to this question was prayer. It's where I find myself in the midst of my own personal storms or praying for those who need their own way out of obstacles. I cry out to the only one who can help.

I hope this really touched you and I would encourage you to ask these same questions to the people in your life. Their own answers may just surprise you and them.


Marydon said...

Thought provoking, Kat!

Have a beautiful summer's day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow Kat that was really great. So much to think about for sure. I loved that movie with Tom Hanks.

Just Breathe said...

I wasn't sure how to answer the first ones, worded this way my answers are:
My family gives me campionship.
My computer gives me purpose too at this stage in my life.
God gives us our relationships, each thing is a Godincidence.
I agree with you prayer, it's the only way to survive in this world.

Rita said...

I hope I never have to find out. But I know that without God in our lives, nothing else matters. Very thought provoking. Your posts always give us something to think about. thanks!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Love you, my friend!


Denise said...

Such awesome answers, enjoyed this sis.

Cathy said...

Very good answers and very good post! Thanks for sharing this.

Alleluiabelle said...

It's late...I stopped in to say, "I love you sweet friend."