2013-10-25 Natal, Brazil / All is Lost / Alles ist Verloren / Tudo está Perdido / Todo está Perdido

When you feel like you have lost your way, remember there is more than one road to any destination. When you feel like you have lost your job, remember there is more than one company to apreciate your efforts. When you feel like you have lost all your money, remember there is more than one million Dollar possible to be made in a single day .When you feel like you have lost your girlfriend, remember there is more than one girl ready to love you even more.

 

All is Lost is a 2013 survival drama film starring Robert Redford as a man lost at sea. Robert Redford is the only cast member, and the film has very few spoken words. Filming took place for two months in the water tank at the location in Rosarito Beach in Mexico. The crew spent less time on the actual ocean, ‘two or three days’, than the film would have viewers believe.

13th of July, 4:50 pm. I’m sorry. I know that means little at this point, but I am. I tried, I think you would all agree that I tried. To be true, to be strong, to be kind, to love, to be right. But I wasn’t. And I know you knew this. In each of your ways. And I am sorry. All is lost here, except for soul and body, that is, what’s left of them, and a half day’s ration. It’s inexcusable really, I know that now. How it could have taken this long to admit that I’m not sure, but it did. I fought till the end. I’m not sure what that is worth, but know that I did. I have always hoped for more for you all. I will miss you. I’m sorry.

 

There was a time in my life when I had lost all hope. I endured failure on all fronts in a very short period, causing an immense amount of pain. I felt, I had failed in marriage, business, and in life in general. I thought this period signaled the beginning of the end. And I just did not feel like going on.

Walking through the pain of defeat and failure was heart-wrenching. And I suffered an immense amount of failure and defeat, I lost much of the hope I had gathered up over time. Hope is easily drained and depleted. When all you do is worry, stress, and contemplate your greatest fears after a major failure, it is easy to lose all hope.

But this period was the foundation to something far more important in my life. Something happened inside of me. I came to eventually realize that all hope was not lost. Those failures were a sign of life –  they indicated progress, not perfection. I was moving in the right direction, even though I was falling down with virtually every step.

This situation was setting me up for a life far greater and brighter. It did not seem like it at that moment, but over time, the truth became illuminated.

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