I’m off to the big apple today. Hopefully I’ll make it. I was living there during the “Big One” in 1969 and I’m hearing that what is about to happen there this week is gonna be worse!
I like the snow. Lots of it. That’s why I had it on my page until yesterday. Time to think about Spring springing. Especially in NY!
In fact… I like weather. The seasons. Especially Spring and Fall. It seems to me that those are the times of year that are the prettiest. The most stimulating top the senses. The times of the years when things are either coming to life or dying off.
I heard someone once say that we are never quite as alive as when we are near death. Interesting. Maybe that’s why I tend to write about people closer to the end than the beginning. I certainly did that in Smothered. It’s really the case in Useful People and Once more.
Quick anecdote about Once More: A dear friend of mine and amazing actor read the script and was very quiet. When he finally spoke he said “How long have I know you…30 years? How is it that I never saw this side of your personality?” I told him that those feelings have always been in there but just recently started escaping through my fingers. He though again for what seemed like hours. “Don’t take this the wrong way… because I really liked it. It was disturbing in a very visceral way. Are you sure… Really sure… that you want to inflict this story upon your family?
My belief is that a writer, a story is supposed to evoke emotion from the viewer… the reader. I felt that his comment was actually the greatest compliment I had ever gotten. Can’t wait to make the movie!
Anyway… More on those later.
What are you? A Summer… Fall… winter or spring person? How do you think that effects your personality? Relationships? Life?
Point to ponder. Right?