I was successful in slowing down over the winter holidays and I feel that I caught up on sleep and family bonding. Immediately after my two weeks off I was spun right back into my frenetic schedule by commencing production on a short film that I was Assistant Director for. The production was tightly scheduled with many locations so it was a demanding role and I found that I had boundless energy to dedicate to the production. I have another shoot coming up and am in pre-production for my upcoming documentary trailer as Vancouver is enveloped in snow.
Setting the intention for downtime was the kindest thing I could have done for myself and my family not to mention the productions I am working on. It was shocking that I found myself feeling anti-social at times and in need of complete relaxation and quietude. And the personal reward was delicious and insightful dreams that allowed me to connect to my subconscious and re-evaluate my trajectory. I enjoyed that deep and profound communication with myself which revealed new insights and inspiration.
Last winter I was in India enjoying slowness for 6 weeks. I didn’t have that luxury this year though I am grateful for the two weeks with family and friends. I see a bright year ahead with big changes. Wishing you the ability to actualize your dreams and infinite bliss, there is no time like the present.
I have watched many movies in the past month and Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia” stood out on many levels. After Von Trier’s antics at Cannes this year I was curious to see his new film. I admire his originality and how he covers complex human issues. In his beautifully shot intro he gives the ending away so that there is no suspense and you are forced to delve into the captivating story. I would go so far as to say that this film is mindgasmic. At the very least you will enjoy Kirsten Dunst’s performance.