Friday, April 9, 2010

Look Around

Dearest Readers,

Today I leave Vancouver and head to a conference in Summerland. Don't you just love the name of that place? A land where it is always summer. That is probably not the case but the image is sure nice.

I've been inspired by so many things these last few days. There was a great line in a movie made in the eighties called Wall Street that went something like, "There are eight million stories out there." The guy who said it was referring to the people of New York.

Here in Vancouver, there may only be 2 million people but that is still a lot of stories and a lot of things going on.

For instance, the woman I'm staying with went to an event hosted by the Feminist Historical Society last night. This is a group of woman who are committed to writing the history of feminism in Canada because guess what? It hasn't been written yet.

I myself attended a film industry mixer and met all kinds of different people. One of them was a man who is one of the top gaffers in the city but has a dream of directing his own screenplay one day.

Everyone has a story. Everyone has a dream. Sometimes, when I'm in the Big City, I stop, look around and observe people one by one, taking them in as I say, "That person has a full life, that person has a full life..." and so on. It reminds me that I am not the centre of the universe.

Inspiring Message of the Day: Inspiration is all around us all the time. Every moment we are awake there is something to notice, something to see, something to remind us of the profundity of being alive. Look around!

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