A horror film that made me think

I recently saw IT: Chapter 2.

It was scary.

But as the title to this blog post suggests, the jump scares weren’t the main thing I took away from the film.

I write this as a reminder to myself, and this may be a ramble, but the intent is that it will provoke positive thought.

The film looks at a group of childhood friends reuniting after 27 years apart and losing touch. They’d grown distant from each other. A childhood promise brings them back together and when they meet again, old friendships resurface.

After the main action of the film ends, two of the characters check in on each other, their bond renewed. They tell each other ‘I love you’. Not knowing when they might be able to see each other again, they let each other know that they are appreciated. That moment resonated with me and it made me reminisce.

During University, we form tight-nit bonds with our peers. We spend three years getting to know our friends and we become very close. The tragedy is that most often, we move apart once University ends and we have to get used to not seeing each other like we’re used to. Nowadays, whilst we are in the age of social media, it’s easier for those bonds to survive, but they are still prone to collapse.

I got thinking about how important it is to cherish what you have while you have it. At some point we all have to say goodbye and it’s important to let the people you choose to spend your time with know how much it means to you. Time is the most valuable resource we have and one that we won’t get back. It’s nice to be told that you’ve spent it well.

Published by Tim Pockney

Tim is a professional based in Manchester, UK. He is currently working at Codethink, based in Manchester city centre, where he looks after their recruitment and communications.

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