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Friday, September 27, 2013

Jim Carrey: Rolling right along

Big wave breaking...  (Photo: Brocken Inaglory)
As Jim Carrey himself admits, many know of him "from a whole raft of fairly wacky movies… and quite a few pretty serious ones, too."

Born and raised in Canada, Carrey had to quit school at a young age in order to help his family to make ends meet.  Things were so tough that they were "living out of a van" for a while.  Wikipedia reports that Carrey not only worked full-time to keep them afloat, but also "helped care for his mother
who battled a severe, chronic illness."

Therefore, Carrey knows what it's like to roll with the punches.  As does his alter-ego, Roland…

In literary lingo, Roland is the (wet and wavy) protagonist of author Jim Carrey's fable, How Roland Rolls. On the book's website, Carrey explains his purpose for creating this philosophical tale:  I wrote 'How Roland Rolls' specifically as a way for parents and grandparents to enjoy some quality hang-time
[with their little ones].  I hope the message of this story will help them feel connected, worthwhile, and a part of something vast and grand

In reading some of Roland's reviews, it seems as though Carrey has definitely achieved this lofty goal.  Here's what fellow philosopher Deepak Chopra has to say:  Philosphers and scientists struggle to understand cosmic consciousness, but Jim Carrey explains it with elegant simplicity to the child in all of us.


Copyright September 27, 2013 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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