A couple days ago, my kids and I watched Trolls, the latest family hit from Dreamworks. This isn’t the first or second or third time we’ve seen this movie-nope, this movie is already pretty well etched into our brains.
If you haven’t seen this movie, I’ll try not to ruin it. I’ll just share the premise in that it is about these adorable creatures called trolls who are nothing but happy all the time. Then there are these not so cute creatures called bergens who are never happy and as such, they believe they must eat trolls in order to experience happiness. The movie keeps us wondering whether this is true or not, and each time I watch it I can’t help but marvel at how symbolic it is of us humans and our desires for quick fixes.
We have pills for weightloss, drinks for energy, creams for beauty and teas for cleansing. We aren’t sure what really works but we hope they all do even if for a short while. Ideally, they work quickly and that is what is most important, isn’t it?
As far as the trolls and the bergens, you’ll just have to watch the movie to see what actually happens and whether happiness really can be in what or who they eat. For us, I think we’ll always strive for our fixes. Perhaps if we are lucky, we will grow wise enough to realize that anything worth attaining is worth working for.
Happy writing this week!