Baby, You’re a Firework!

Hubby, daughter and I watched Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted last Saturday.


Please, don’t laugh when I tell you two or three tears may have escaped my eyes when Katy Perry’s song Firework began during the magical circus performance scene. I always loved that song, the message it passes to us, and in that scene, where they have to do the impossible, it’s perfect!

And I imagined that song on a writing context, of course, because, well, the writing journey isn’t an easy one. There are days it seems near impossible.

In the movie, the animals lost the faith in what they do, and that was preventing them from being as great as they could be. Besides losing faith, they were scared of trying, they were scared of failing. Didn’t we all, as writers, feel like that at some point? Actually, at several points?

Alex and the gang help them recover that faith. Then comes the scene with Katy Perry’s song. It’s magical, it’s perfect, and it passes a message to us: we gotta believe in what we do, like the characters of the movie believed again in what they did. The circus was their lives, like writing is ours. They found out they couldn’t give up that easily. See why I became emotional with that scene and that song?

I know the four paragraphs above sound redundant, maybe only after seeing the movie you’ll understand what I mean. But again, if you’re a writer like me, you already do, don’t you?




Here’s the song’s official music video:


I hope I made your day a little better with this post ;)


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