I had run for three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours.
~ Forrest Gump
Apparently, I’m a bit behind on the Forrest Gump bandwagon. After viewing the film in its entirety recently, I knew I had to flesh out a concept that was thematically addressed throughout — running. Whenever I think of ‘running’ from a psychological standpoint, I conjure up images of people trying to escape life, avoid their problems and mentally recharge elsewhere, without coping effectively.
However, when I saw Forrest run (“Run Forrest run” is the famous line), I gathered that he wasn’t running away — he was running toward something. In fact, maybe the notion of chasing your dreams isn’t such a cliché after all.