My bride and I had a rare Wednesday evening with no kids home last night so we took advantage and had a date night. We had dinner, went for a short walk, and saw the Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence movie, Passengers. We both enjoyed it (I’ll admit to loving the concept and design of the ship) and it sparked a fun conversation regarding how Jennifer Lawrence’s character came to be a part of the film, which I won’t spoil here for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet.
There is a spoiler or two coming here though, so you’ve been warned.
Our family has been watching the new National Geographic mini-series, Mars. I originally wanted to watch for the science, but the whole family got sucked into the story. One scene in particular stuck with me, possibly because they used the same scene in both the first and the last episode, but I think it would have resonated either way.
The Mission Commander, Ben Swayer, addresses the crew before they are about to embark on a seven-month journey that kicks off their 4-year mission away from earth, friend, family, and everything they’ve ever known.
“I want you to stop and ask yourself what really is important to you about this mission. And if the answer to that question is not the most important thing in your life then I’m gonna invite you to walk out that door and go pursue whatever that thing is.”
What a great question.