This isn’t a movie review, but have you ever seen the movie Sliding Doors? The concept of the movie is one that I think is often universally pondered, and is quite fascinating. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you’d turned right instead of left? If you’d stayed in your hometown instead of gone off to college? Run the yellow light instead of stopping for it? How does one small moment in time change how the paths of our lives diverge? I love this concept and the idea of what can happen both when you’re at a crossroads and with the smallest events in life.
Sliding Doors follows the life of Helen Quilley (Paltrow), who is fired from her public relations job. The film’s plot splits into two parallel universes which run in tandem. In one universe, Helen manages to catch a London Underground train home on time, and in the other she misses it. (via Wikipedia)
If you’ve never seen the movie, it’s an entertaining watch that gives you plenty to think about. Below is the scene where Helen’s life splits and we, the viewers, don’t know which one is “real” until the end.
So tell me, do you ever wonder? Ever look back on a certain event and wonder what might have been different? I know I do. I often wonder how the decision I make today will affect what happens tomorrow or ten years from now.