There was the immense ocean in front of me and I couldn’t see the land. My boat was moving fast to the house I had on the shore but there was something in my head that kept me from seeing the actual things in front of me. The past comes back to my life and I thought I buried it for good. I got to the point in my life when everything in my life changed from good to better and then things escalated to the worst.
‘I understood you want to change the destination now. Where to Sir?’ said a deep voice from behind my back
I had this crystal glass of champagne in my hand and I was trying to figure out my next move regarding movies and art.
‘Sir?’ said again the deep voice trying to get an answer out of me.
‘Let’s go to Macau. I feel like I need to get inspiration.’
My name: Tom Lawson. Occupation: movie director. Status: married. Kids: two, but I don’t talk to them very often. Where do I live: Well, all around the world. Net worth: Millions and still growing. I used to see this as my ultimate goal. Swimming in money, traveling all around the world and directing all these movies. I used to think that I will balance it all perfectly and nothing would come crashing down my way. Well, it did! and now all that I have left are the memories and millions in my bank account.
Arriving in Macau, some hours later, I tried to find the next big thing. I always did that… at least I tried to. Macau is the Las Vegas of Asia and it is a city that will entertain me for the rest of my life no matter what. When I stepped into my apartment, I got a phone call from an unknown number.
‘This is he! How can I help?’
‘This is about your wife and your daughter. Your wife has filed a lawsuit against you and you are required to come as soon as possible to London. ‘
‘I can’t. I am on the other side of the world, in Macau. I will be back in London in two weeks. Why is she doing this? Isn’t enough for her all that I gave her?’
‘Mister Lawson, I think that the best way to have an answer is to talk to your wife.’
There I was, in Macau, alone, with all my money that in this exact instance weren’t helping me at all. My wife was going to take my daughter away from me and I don’t even know why. Taking a look back at my marriage, I met this woman years and years ago and being the dreamer I am, I thought that this was going to be forever. I wished for a better story in my life than what I would put in one of my movies, but my true self and my ultimate desires burned this story to the ground. My past has changed the way my wife saw me. We had a daughter out of love, at least that is what I thought. I gathered all my courage and I dialed my wife’s number.
‘Hello?’ I heard my wife’s sweet voice over the phone.
‘Why do you filled a lawsuit against me?’ I said.
‘You know why I did that, Tom. You still need to figure out your life. I told you before, all this, all that you have, means nothing unless you are happy with yourself and whatever you tell me, you are not. I can’t make you happy because you search for something that I think you yourself don’t know what.’
‘It is history and you know it! What about my daughter?’
‘She will be fine and she will understand when she will grow up a bit. Right now it’s not the time. Traveling all around the world and directing this stories are just your way to run from the truth. Discover yourself first but in this way, we’ll both get the freedom we need.’
Welcome to #alexjostories and a new article! I wrote this article inspired by one of my friends. He is studying film. I hope you guys like it and I would love you to tell me what you think!