The Fancy and I watch documentaries often. I have been meaning for a long while to write down a list of my favorites because I am hoping that you watch a couple that then become your favorites too.  On Saturday,  I did something very indulgent for me, I watched a documentary during the day--gasp.  I never do anything so lax. My days are always planned to the 'nth second, so to get up and decide to do nothing is quite unlike me.  I chose to watch A Man Named Pearl, oh I am so glad that I did.  For those that feel they are too old, that they have no idea what they want to do when they 'grow up', are stuck in dead end jobs, please watch this documentary.  Pearl found his passion and then the accolades and opportunities followed.  This man worked 12 hours a day at a job for 36 years and still came home every night and worked on his passion (garden) from 6 p.m. to 1a.m. in the morning!  Don't you want to feel that in life?  A drive so irresistible that you can't wait to partake?  What was his wife's take on this?  She said, 'If Pearl is happy, I am happy."  I couldn't be more enamored with this film.

Toi (March 15, 2011 at 9:27 AM)  

I need to watch this. This "stuck" feeling of not know what I want to do is killing me. Maybe Pearl can inspire me.

Susan (March 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM)  

Ooh, I am adding it to my list, thank you! Sounds very inspirational.

l.alden (March 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM)  

That was such a good documentary. I remember watching it when it aired on tv a while ago. Its been a while and I could definitely re-watch it. Thanks for sharing!

Brooke S. Rochon (March 15, 2011 at 7:10 PM)  

I'm really sorry this opportunity didn't come through the way you had hoped, but I agree that a good documentary can be very inspiring. Please if you need any help, don't hesitate to email me. I am currently unemployed so I might be of help.

Navy Bean (March 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM)  

Thanks so much for this recommendation... I will definitely check it out. I've been on a huge documentary kick lately. I highly recommend Exit Through the Gift Shop... it's one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Loved it! I blogged about it here:


Miss B. (March 16, 2011 at 12:18 AM)  

Oh, I so hope you watch it and like it. I must confess there were some slow moments, it wasn't exactly a huge budget and it sometimes hard to understand Pearl BUT the essence of the message was so clear and Pearl's motivation was what really got me amped! I have 'Exit through the gift shop' in my Netflix instant cue,so want to see it!!

Making it Lovely (March 18, 2011 at 3:07 PM)  

Yes, I saw this one a while back too. It was wonderful. I love Pearl.

Pistachio (March 21, 2011 at 11:16 AM)  

This is a great documentary!!

Rah (May 5, 2011 at 5:33 AM)  

This is the kind of inspiration that not only I need, but so many others do too in order to reignight our passions! Thanks!!

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