Me in awe of life.
I have wanted for a while to write about how I live life. There are so many folks that I met that hate life. They expect that this world owes them something. It doesn't. The world is the way that it is and it will go on long after we have shuffled off this mortal coil.
These are usually the people the get drunk or wasted because they want to get numb so that they can’t feel their pain or the hate they have for this life. Or they do nothing and sit in a hate everyone and everything. Blaming everyone except themselves.
What these people are forgetting is that life is full of awe. I am in awe of life when I ride my bike, run, smile at someone or play guitar outside. What a gift that I have that I can make music to help the world become a better place. You don’t have to play music to change the world. You can also make the world better by smiling at someone that needs it.
I find that people that drink to excess are the ones that don't take the time to just sit and watch life for a moment. Try it sometime. It doesn't have to be anywhere special, sit and watch life go by. Focus in on the moment and not the event. And sit there in awe of life and what it has to offer you if you accept it.
One way that I'm in awe of life is that I try to learn new things. I am taking the acting for camera class this semester. Partly because I make all of these sci-fi short films and want to look even better that I do right now in them. And partly because I want to grow as a human being. I choose to better myself and not sit and wait for my death.
I hope that life can be enjoyed by more than just by the saints or poets.
I wished that I could film the skills of all of my students the first of class and film them on the day of the final to see and show them how much they have improved over the course of the semester. So I am going to try this myself.
Here is a sample of my acting before the class has started. I'm sure that I'll post more samples of my acting as the semester goes by, but here I am before any instruction.
This monologue is from Hamlet. Act 2 Scene 2. It is one of the most powerful monologues in any of Shakespeare’s plays. It has also been used in Star Trek and in Babylon 5 too. Shakespeare and Science Fiction works well together.
Let me know what you think of my acting so far.
What a Piece of Work is a Man 9 megs Quicktime Movie