I'm taking a 10 week screenwriting course in Hamilton this Fall. I am so happy to learn about this art form & feel a natural talent for it developing.
The big screenplay project has begun...it's kind of an allegorical, romance, scifi, action/adventure, murder mystery (maybe) story so far...
A folksy cover version of one of my favourite love songs. Also check out the original 80s hit, a classic early MTV staple.
After following my heart and my intuition, I find myself in a strong-hearted industrial town of surprising beauty and intriguing possibility.
For the past five years, I've lived a most unconventional life. In my adventures (and misadventures) I've learned to let go of needing to know what's going on or what's next and how to stay calm (usually) amidst raging ambiguity. These skills have served me well.
It is clear that I am here in this place to learn new jedi skills around activating creativity, embracing Love wholeheartedly in faith that I'm on track no matter how things appear, and moving towards mastering material reality (i.e. cash money!)
A wise friend told me her motto is "don't plan, prepare." This advice has also served me well. To the best of my ability, I shall be ready for what's next.
Right now I'm posting here less frequently and focusing on getting my life together. There are so many little things to be done... finding work, music, writing, tending to my health, and finishing the unpacking/settling in process. I'm pondering the choices I've made in the past that shaped where I am today and taking responsibility for everything while embracing ALL the lessons.
Career is the main focus right now... figuring out a short-term financial stability plan as well as medium and longer term directions. Wish me luck, and send any research requests my way ASAP.
That said, I'm enjoying Hamilton and meeting some wonderful people here. I believe this town is poised for a renaissance.
"A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part." - Nisargadatta Maharaj
A pretty song from the United Church of Canada's delightfully progressive More Voices hymnal...
This week I'm working (volunteer style) on a film set for a short film based on a Steven King story and though horror is not my thing I'm enjoying witnessing the project and the process.
The headquarters for the production is a big creepy old house in Hamilton, and when I was dared to go up in the attic I had absolutely no problem doing so. When we couldn't find the light switch I & went and got my flashlight while others chickened out.
I went upstairs alone, opened a little door in the top top of the house (oooh creepy) and all that was revealed was an awesome view of the full Moon & Mars.
It's funny how I thought it was fun to go up there exploring while others couldn't even go up the stairs.