The Shining

Something has been acting up in my mind and I’d like to attribute that to the concept of the “Shining” that was made popular by author Stephen King when he wrote the book, The Shining, and was made into a movie with Jack Nicholson being the antagonist.

The Shining is simply a heightened feeling of anticipation that you’re able to read someone’s mind and know exactly what is she/he thinking of. It’s almost like reading the person’s face in a poker game and try to determine which hand he has or whether he’s bluffing. You get that heightened feeling of anticipation; your mind is “shining.” Stephen King took that concept into a horror story in which the boy has premonitions of what is going to happen next and how the hotel pervades Jack’s mind with weird visions and turns him into an insane person.

The Shining.