The great actor-writer-director Orson Welles would have turned 106 today, May 6, 2021. I did a centennial piece on him six years ago. Thanks to the release of MANK last year, which offered a questionable treatment of Welles’s role in the writing of CITIZEN KANE, I’ve been eager to read Welles’s own account and wound […]“I will never grow tired of hearing stories told” – Quotes from Orson Welles — Brian Camp’s Film and Anime Blog
The following excerpts are from J.R.R Tolkien’s essay collection: On Fairy Stories.
His wisdom is always pertinent, especially during these times of vulnerability:
Featured Image: Spirit of the Night, 1879, by John Atkinson Grimshaw
NOTE: This post was written a long time ago, but I recently stumbled upon it and felt like sharing it, as I find that this message is more relevant and urgent at this moment in time
By Patricia Cori
If you are not totally IN LOVE with this earth, you’re missing something immense, inestimable, eternal. You’ve stopped loving being here because you’ve stopped loving humanity and all we are capable of. You’ve been groomed to do that – to fear everything and everybody, to trust nothing, to cower in the face of all adversity, to sit at home, afraid to go to restaurants, cafes, the theater, trains, airplanes…. and to believe it’s unsalvageable. That the earth is DONE.
This is the program. It seeps in – we are so utterly bombarded we cannot avoid it. However, Mother Earth, the goddess, will outlive all the evils – all the sickness – and rise again, purified by our love and this immense light that cannot be dimmed.
Find her in the forests, the ocean, the mountaintops. Listen to wind, the bird song, the music and the rhythm. Ground yourself in this TRUTH – this beauty – LOVING how majestically Earth and all her beings are standing, learning new ways of being.
Some choose the darkness – that is their karma to bear.
We choose THE LIGHT.
We, my fellow starseed, CHOOSE THE LIGHT.
But before we can effectively change the world, we have GOT to believe and understand that we want to be here – we came here to DO THIS, and we are CAPABLE, POWERFUL AND VISIONARY in our intent.
Take off your shoes. Walk in a field. Feel the earth beneath you and know that she needs you now. And we need her.
Now – let’s make a miracle.
The buck stops here.
Nobody needs to do this for us – not even light beings from beyond. I hear people asking me “when will they come to help us” and my answer is and has always been:
“WE’RE THE ONES. We ARE light beings from beyond!”
Let’s help ourselves, our planet and humanity at large…
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There’s nothing quite as cheerful as the opening theme to The Mary Tyler Moore Show:
Watching this and listening to the music makes me so nostalgic for a time when we were more innocent. However that refrain, “you’re gonna make it after all,” reassures us, after all these years, that there are still brighter days ahead.
Let’s dance on broken mirrors
In search of the invisible
Moving to phosphorescent sound
Around floating shards of light
In a slow motion confetti collision
From a traveling globe
Reflecting flames of glass
Flashes of movement from radiant spirits
Through the spinning optical twilight
The night is endlessly bright.
“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” -Federico Fellini