I’m in a strange place lately you guys.
Andy being gone, my sister getting married, continuing to operate within my dysfunctional infrastructure….all of it has done a number on me.
Finally today, after MUCH stubbornness, I sat down and wrote a bunch of it out. It didn’t make a ton of sense and was all over the place and was peppered with profanity, but it helped me feel so much better. Like a release valve was loosened and a bunch of pent up pressure was released.
I’m still wrestling with how I’m living my life and what God is inviting me into, but I’m feeling a little lighter.
What does this all have to do with Netflix, you might ask?
Well, I’m trying to awaken to the things that excite me. Things that spark joy, awe, wonder, and excitement in my heart and soul.
Emo, I know.
There are so many things that do that actually. I spent about 300 words jotting a few of them down when I was writing earlier.
Much of it could fall under the categories: music, food, stories, people.
That’s where Netflix comes in…
For the past few nights Andy and I have been watching Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
And I seriously cannot get enough of it.
Bourdain is a chef, author and tv personality who travels the world to explore the food, culture, and people who live in places off the beaten path.
We’ve only watched 4 episodes and I’m hooked. I’m totally captivated by his style and laid back appreciation and reverence for the places he visits and the stories he hears.
The episode we watched last night (about Libya) was sobering and eye-opening.
It’s about so much more than the food.
When I watch this show, I imagine I feel the way people who love musicals feel….the story is progressing and BAM! everyone bursts into song.
Instead of that (which usually annoys me – sorry musical lovers!) the story progresses and BAM! they are suddenly sharing a delicious indigenous meal.
I physically ache when I watch shows like this and also Chef’s Table that I mentioned last time, because they move me. They make me want to GO and SEE and TASTE and LISTEN to the whole wide world.
I have no idea how to make that happen, but you better believe I’m near constantly trying to figure out a way.
Until then, thank you Netflix for allowing me to travel the world through your incredible original shows, numerous documentaries, and programs like Parts Unknown.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and will be sharing monthly tips and stories about how my family uses Netflix on a regular basis. As a member of the Stream Team I was provided with welcome kit including a voucher to apply towards my Netflix account. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
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