Since I was a little girl, I have had an awareness about the inherent connection of all living things and people. I remember walking through a city park on the way to elementary school and feeling a "communication" with the wild flowers growing near the shuffle board lanes. This experience is the first distinct memory I have in which I realized that every thing has a life and that life is always speaking. This extended later to feeling a connection to the people of the world, even though I was a kid and still largely ignorant about how big the world is and how many different cultures exist in it.
A blessing I later received as a teenager by an LDS patriarch makes mention of this connection and love for all mankind. Every time I read that portion of the transcript, I feel a swelling of excitement in the center of my chest: I can't discover the world and its people soon enough!
Interesting to me is that the topic of deep-seeded connection between all life and people seems to be gradually approaching mainstream. I have seen some speakers, books and videos over the years, but this is the first time I have been aware of a much larger film. Have any of you in other states seen I Am? What is it like? The preview leaves me wanting to see what angles the documentary takes. If you have seen it, do you know where to get a copy or attend a viewing?
On a side note, I had to chuckle at the segment where the "great thinkers" have no idea what movies the director created in the past. I have had plenty of opportunities to be ignorant in current pop culture; I guess I do not mind being ignorant with that kind of company!