Blog: It Captured My Attention

At times we walk around wide awake and aware of reality, that we don’t allow ourselves to dream about a world that could be. Once in a while something will capture our attention, causing us to dream in the mist of our busy day.
When I was in San Francisco the waitress at Mel’s Diner sat me right in front of an imaged that made the world around me disappear. Suddenly I couldn’t hear what my friends were saying, my eyes were captivated by the image of George Lucas directing American Graffiti. It was like I got a glimpse of what creating a story would look like; working with people who love what they do, allowing creativity to come to life, doing whatever has to be done in order to get it done.

I wondered if others had sat at this very seat and was captured by a dream of creating films. I wondered, “Am I the only one who feels this way when I see pictures of people directing.” Because I am a woman I already cut myself short saying, “Oh I could never do that.” But as I looked at the photo I felt like I have already done that. Not that I created a film but that I’ve directed and created a story. I remember the feeling I got when I was doing it. I felt alive and that I was finally in my own skin. Like I was created to do this very thing. Like a bird singing, or a bee buzzing. Its just what they do.

Maybe one day I will get an opportunity but for now I will do the best at where I am and learn from life.  I guess its up to us to pay attention to when we are reminded to not give up.

4 Comments

  1. it really is up to us to pay attention, and when we do, we start to see things in a different way than we did before, I guess they are called ah-ha moments

    1. yeah, I’m reading this book about creativity. It talks about allowing ourselves to day dream and at times to be distracted, those moments can lead to some of the greatest ideas.

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