Snowy nights in Virginia make for good movie marathon evenings, and last night was one such night. The only problem with too many movies back to back is that at some point, sleep inevitably takes over, which it did to me last night during The Rum Diary.
The Rum Diary, written by Hunter S. Thompson in 1960 and not published until 1998 is an amazing example of life’s timing. If something is not happening for you, it doesn’t mean that is’s never going to happen. Perhaps Thompson didn’t care if The Rum Diary was published, or perhaps he did, but whether he did or not, some 38 years and many rejections later, his book received the rite of publishing. Additionally, for a book that was rejected numerous times and given up on for decades, the release of a successful Hollywood movie 13 years later in 2011 makes the story of patience and timing even more beautiful.
The delayed journey of Thompson’s novel is an example to remember. The timing of life isn’t always in our control, but if we follow our hearts, purpose our individual purpose, and persevere through rejection, the world really is our oyster.