How Breaking Bad inspired me to recreate a scene of utter bliss.
I needed some convincing to catch the hype surrounding Breaking Bad. I watched the first two episodes and decided that it was too harsh. And I stopped watching any further. But some urging from my son and a dear friend convinced me to go back and watch few more episodes. “It’s the best show is T.V. history.” “You can’t judge it by the first season, it’s only in season 3 that it really gets going.” Were some of the statements that made me change my mind. So never say that I am not susceptible to peer pressure. Soon I was all engrossed in the adventures of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. However, my absolute favorite scene happens in Season 5 Episode 10. Huell, a minor character, is tasked with moving a big pile of money from one location to another. For a moment he decides to lay down on the big pile of cash and enjoy himself.
He looks so absolutely blissful, so happy. Ironically, the owner of this big pile of cash never seems to derive the same pleasure from his hard earned mountain of wealth. You can watch the scene here. Huell’s bliss is doubly touching because his possession of the cash is transient. He can’t keep it, he can only move it.
I keep remembering that scene whenever I feel a moment of intense joy. And so today. I am taking from
and turning it into
In a few days, my novel Take The Highway will be launched into the world. Who knows how it will be received or what will be said about it. I could be feeling anxious. Turn myself into a ball of nerves worrying about stuff I have no control over. However, right now, for a brief moment, all is perfect. Right now, it is mine. Everything is possible. Dreams can come true. And I will suck the juice out of this to the full maximum. Here is my Huell lays of a big pile of cash equivalent.
Thank you Breaking Bad for a valuable life lesson.
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— Elen 🚗 Ghulam (@ElenGhulam) April 8, 2019