This Mighty Freedom

Today I watched the historical drama, Elizabeth: The Golden Age.  It was a good movie and there were two scenes that had quotes that stood out to me:

When the storm breaks, each man acts in accordance with his own nature. Some are dumb with terror, some hide, some flee, some spread their wings like eagles and soar on the wind.

Lately, I've been marinating in the idea that the things that people do, say and how they react to things is purely a reflection of themselves and their inner landscape. In that vein, this quote spoke to me.

And at the end of the movie, Elizabeth says this:

God, give me the strength to bear this mighty freedom.

Another idea that I've been pondering a lot lately is that the things we are most afraid of are not our shortcomings, but rather our own greatness. Kinda weird to think about, but feels as though it could be true. 

Cate Blanchett wearing one of the many fabulous costumes in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. This movie is full of stunningly beautiful visuals - scenery, costumes, all of it, and is inspiring to me on many levels.  

Cate Blanchett wearing one of the many fabulous costumes in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. This movie is full of stunningly beautiful visuals - scenery, costumes, all of it, and is inspiring to me on many levels.