Sunday afternoon was all a day should be. People gathered to reflect on music and a short film and engage in discussion over a cup of coffee and complimentary baked goods. As a discussion facilitator, I hoped to spark up conversation and was delighted that there was no shortage of opinions, sharing, or comaderie. A friend and I remained at the cafe to chat and endulge in some silliness after everyone else dispersed.
As result of my involvement with this community, I have chosen to collaborate and act in a short student film. Beyond my need for fresh reel footage for my resume, I am glad to participate in a film with an important message. I was amused by the grateful response to my acceptance of the role, the filmmaker treated me as if I was some well-known actress and it made me laugh a little. In all honesty, its a great relief to take a break from all the auditions with lights blaring in your face, blank stares, and scrutiny over my figure and appearance.
Throughout the morning, I battled some pain of one of the chronic illnesses I was diagnosed with and I simply took the liberty to enjoy an hour of television and lie on my bed with book in hand. I, strangely enough, found some relief from a cup of home-brewed Hazelnut coffee and by stepping out into the yard to water the plants and flowers.
Spending the last of my dollars on toilet paper, I strolled out to the local grocery store on a beautiful, yet unusually, warm fall afternoon. I am truly contented with the quiet stillness that is my life for the moment, despite the struggle. I go with the freedom to spend the day reading, reviewing scripts, and ensuring wellness. I wouldn't have come to this sense of appreciation without a few phone calls, charity, and the blessings of being able to create. All praise to the creator!