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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana August -- On The Record-- MENTAL PICTURES I've been avoiding/Things I'm missing/Then you came into my life/A brand new flower, baby/A reminder/Of what hap- piness is like/On the other side Why can't I feel/I'm saying my blind side Envision what you want By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST REFRAIN And if a mental picture's/All I got to go on/For a while or more/Girl you know/I'll always think of you/Think of you/Yes, if a mental pic ture's/All I got to go on/I know you're/A pic- ture to remember Time was of the essence/And as usual/The day turns into minutes/Sharing love and tender ness/That's the nerve/You struck in me/That sent a signal/To the other side/Girl I don't know/I'm saying my blind side REPEAT REFRAIN Take me to the other side/Why can't I feel/Out of my blind side REPEAT REFRAIN i Written by Jon Secada/Miguel A. Morejon Sung by Jon Secada Copyright (c) 1994 by SBK Records While looking up Jon Secada's chart hit "If I Go" on his "Heart, Soul, and a Voice" disc, I noticed another cut en- titled "Mental Pictures." I like the song because of how it encourages us to form mental images of what we want in life. The guy in the song says "a mental picture's all I got to go on." Probably, we can all identify with such a situation. Whether it be in a rela- tionship or some other aspect of life, sometimes our everyday experience does not yet possess all the forms of happiness that we want. This mental picture is his memory of a ro- mance. Apparently, this relationship is not ongo- ing. Yet, in his mind, he can still see all the sharing of love and tenderness, and he knows that such qualities are what he truly desires as part of his life. The song is helpful in suggesting that we form mental pictures of what we want, that is, if we understand how to go about it. If the guy pic- tures only a certain woman, he may be in for lots of painful frustration. Perhaps this woman will never really love him, or maybe she has moved on to other relation- ships. Consequently, the picture of what he wants, now deposited in his mind, is too limiting, and may be totally unavailable. Rather than focus on a particular person, this man can remember the goodness that flowed from the relationship, the moments of tender sharing, the feeling of close companionship, the sense of satisfac" tion from being in a meaningful relationship. Some might think that trying to focus on such qualities without putting a face on a person is im- possible. How can you visualize experiencing happi- ness without seeing a particular person? But it is more helpful to know or imagine what such a rela- tionship would bring into your life. You can also focus on the symbols of what you want in your life. For instance, if you truly desire a new car, you can see in your mind a set of keys and begin to imagine what it is like to drive your neW ve- hicle, even before the car is sitting in your garage. As a pastoral counselor, I teach others to use more of the God- given power of the imagination. No mat- ter what the goal, teens can use this gift of the mind to help create more of the happiness that they want in their lives. (Your comments are always welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rock' port, IN 47635.) At the movies: Current reviews NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcast- ing. "Black Beauty" (Warner Bros.) Richly pictorial version of Anna Sewell's 1877 children's classic in which the spirited horse of the title recounts (as voiced by Alan Cumming) his life under good masters (Sean Bean, Jim Carter and David Thewlis) and bad (Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook and Alun Armstrong) until, old and bro- ken, he's given a home by the former stable boy who had grown to love him. Scripted by director Caroline Thompson, the movie captures the beauty of the animal world and the picturesque nature of the Vic- torian era, though the woes seem to outweigh the joys in this episodic chronicle teaching youngsters the responsibility of caring for animals. 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Director Eva Sereny soft-pedals the pronounced prejudices of the era to deliver an almost-nostalgic look at a bittersweet interracial ro- mance and the clash of cul- tures surrounding it. Brief bed- room scene with shadowy nudity and some rough lan- guage. The U.S. Catholic Con- ference classification is A-III -- PAUL'S PHARMACY Paul Mayer, Owner 2107 W. Franklin St. 425-4364 Plaza Pharmacy Newburgh Plaza Shopping Center Fast Prescription Service Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853-7141 II IIII II B Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy. 62 and N. Welnbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 adults. The Motion Picture As- sociation of America rating is R -- restricted. "It Could Happen to You" (TriStar) After promising, in place of a tip, to split any lottery win- nings with a waitress (Bridget Fonda), a New York City cop (Nicolas Cage) wins $4 million and gives her half, infuriating his money-hungry wife (Rosie Perez). Director Andrew Bergman's Capraesque roman- tic comedy makes good use of the Big Apple setting in this crowd-pleasing tale of blue-col- lar decency triumphing over deceit and greed. Fleeting vio- lence and an implied affair. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG parental guidance suggested. "The Mask" (New Line) M&S Fire & Safety Equ,p. Co. Inc. Over 25 years sales and service in the Tri-state 670 E. Franklin 424-3863 iii Custom Macle On Your Lot "Free Quote" Thousands of References POST BUILDING PKGS. Complete pre-engineered packages for you to build. Free instruction books and backup sere VERY LOW PRICES TRUSS RAFTERS Excellent Pflces-Any Size to 80' OVERHEAD DOORS Hundreds in Stock Nobody Beats Our Prices METAL ROOFING Over 29,000 Sq. in Stock Any Length Cut To inch BEST PRICES AROUND DEALERS WANTED DAVIESS CO. METAL Hyw. 50 E., Cannelburg. 4 mi. E. 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