Have you seen the new movie, The Great Gatsby?

The creative interpretation of the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald is stunning with decadent scenery and costuming. The fast-paced movie certainly holds your interest with intriguing scenes and somewhat bizarre mix of roaring 20s and present day music. Parts of it also made me uncomfortable, like the infidelity, over-indulgence, obsession, and drastic economic differences of the 1920s.

However, the movie also offers much to ponder. It asks questions such as, what is success, love, and friendship and how realistic are our dreams – in other words, what is a good life?

How would you describe your perfect life?

©Mary K. Doyle

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