Friday, June 16, 2006
For Whatever It's Worth
Himself scolded me for not posting here in four days. I told him the "finding the music clip" post was MAJOR(!) but he remained unmoved. Can't get anything past 'em.
No time to fabricate anything or fake some real progress--I thought I'd release a paragraph I wrote this afternoon to imaginary friends (often much more "real" than the ones I can serve tea to, mind you!) I was being outlandish with them and yet there is a truth in it that resolves a question of intent I've been mulling over in my mind.
What is the impetus, motivation, reason for obsessively focusing on Halfland and other creative endeavors? On one level, it's something fun to do (understatement) but I needed to unravel a larger feeling that's been pestering me about it recently. The question is, what fruits do such efforts bear? And then, what would I wish those gains to be? It may seem much for a neophyte, nonprofessional, novice I realize, but it is how I feel about it today nonetheless.
"I want my humble little films to call forth our deepest being in their making and watching. I want them to elevate as an experience. I wish them to carry a sense of truth that registers within the whole being of the viewer that gives rise to a life better lived, a resonance that enkindles joy, peace, enthusiasm, and creativity."
"Where the word of the poet ceases, a great light begins." --George Steiner