Two weeks ago I discovered a new thrift store. Well, rather, it is new to me. It has apparently been around for a long time. It is a special Los Angeles thrift store in that it gets a lot of its inventory from Macy’s. I came across a lot of cool quasi-new furniture. But all I bought that first time was a $5 dress. And, it was a great buy. The place stayed in my mind but was too busy to return immediately.
I made time at the end of the week to make a quick pit stop again at this glorious thrift shop bringing others in tow. This time, besides checking out the dresses, I looked at the DVDs. I was looking for some fun flicks for a kid’s slumber party. And I came across a movie called Robots. It was a film my son would watch, quite often, as a toddler. I am not too sure what he remembers from the movie or what he processed from the movie. But I had liked it. The movie was sad, finny and inspirational. It was just like many animated films.
One concept that stayed with me, was how the robots were afraid of being outdated and ending up as scrap parts as a result. How bizarre to have a dream to not be melted down for scraps. In a way, that’s how many of us humans feel. It is how many people feel day in and day out in this crazy world. Amazon now has a store in Washington where there are no cashiers. So much is moving so quickly that many aspects of current modern life is becoming obsolete. Many are, as a result, caught in massive life-changing whirlwinds.
I do not know where any of this will head going forward. Its scary but also exciting. I try to focus on what it is that we can now do that wasn’t feasible a decade ago or even a year ago. I will leave it here with another movie line “repair for adventure”!