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Sunday, August 15, 2004


What a long, strange summer it has been.     Late April/early May was a glorious trip to the west coast for some much-needed R&R.     Afterwards, the decision was made to make a long-distance (interstate) move, my s.o. left the security of the same company he has worked for (in some incarnation) for sixteen years to buy a new business venture of his own, we are selling our 1898 Victorian farmette/acreage and, basically, turning our lives upside-down in the process.

So the last two and a half months have been . . . if nothing else . . . different!     My writing and photography have suffered somewhat during this time while I've been doing my own soul-searching to determine what paths I want to continue, what new paths I want to pursue, and what paths just haven't been working.     But, I've needed this time to step back, re-examine the motives behind some of my works, establish new business plans for the future, as well as to begin packing up a house and studio for a long-distance move.     In addition, I've had to adjust to new daily input from many different sources.     But, I've also found time to catch up on reading and movies that I kept telling myself that I haven't had time for in the last year or more.

I'm not even sure I can remember all of the movies I've watched during the last two months -- some new, some watched again after seeing them sometime before.     It is as if my creative-well is being replenished through a different avenue by feeding my inner artist with films.     I'm not only seeing the film for the story-line, but seeing past the story-line for the creative hands of the writers, directors, producers and actors as well.

I'm going to attempt to list the movies I've seen during the last two months; yet, I know I'm sure to forget several in the process:

  •    Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind;
  •    Kill Bill, Vol. 1;
  •    Kill Bill, Vol. 2;
  •    Once Upon A Time In Mexico;
  •    Miracle;
  •    Shade;
  •    Wild Things 2;
  •    Femme Fatale;
  •    Renaissance Man;
  •    The Rock;
  •    Catch Me If You Can;
  •    Abandon;
  •    The Life Of David Gale;
  •    Scary Movie 3;
  •    Club Dread;
  •    Sunset;
  •    The Whole Ten Yards;
  •    Starsky & Hutch;
  •    The Human Stain;
  •    Frida;
  •    Big Fish;
  •    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets;
  •    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone;
  •    Pulp Fiction;
  •    Reservoir Dogs;
  •    Nobody's Fool;
  •    Slingblade;
  •    Ocean's Eleven;
  •    Auto Focus;
  •    Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle;
  •    XXX; and
  •    S.W.A.T.

I know I'm missing more -- I just can't remember right now what they are.     Escapism isn't a bad thing -- it is often a necessary remedy to allow your mind the freedom to step away from life, if only for two hours or so, and step into another life not your own.

This sabbatical has been good for my inner child, and good for my artist as well.     But, once the move occurs (scheduled for August 31st), I am looking forward to being back to work in full creative force!

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