I watched Dirty Dancing the other night for what’s probably the 28th time.
Despite a growing list of recommended shows and endless options from multiple streaming services, recently I find myself excitedly selecting something I’ve watched before. Correction, something I’ve watched many times before.
As someone who specializes in organizational change communications, this shouldn’t surprise me. During times of change, we often cling to the old and familiar, even if the new and unfamiliar promises to be better. In our head, we know we need to move on, but the heart hangs on to what feels safe, right, warm and fuzzy.
Right now, I wonder if what many a heart wants is comfort. Memory triggers of first dates, outings with friends and family movie nights are the equivalent of a security blanket, even in the non-threatening arena of entertainment.
So if you’re like me and find yourself watching your favorite movies and reruns of shows, pop some popcorn, grab that blankie and settle in for a couple of hours; you may just have the time of your life.