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Saturday, July 07 2012

 I cannot believe the last time I posted anything was in January! I have been so caught up in other pursuits that when I have something to write I simple don't have the time or energy. So I just wanted to say a word about what I am up to for those who maybe interested.

I am in the process of trying to take the material from the class I taught Crossing the Threshold and turn it into a written format in order that it may reach a larger audience. That is a huge undertaking and has required an enormous amount of time. I do hope that one day it will be published as a book. I feel as if I am literally on the Hero's Journey with this project and am sure there will be many "tests" and "ordeals" ahead but right now I am enjoying the challenge and find it exciting. Writing is very different than teaching and I am seeing the material in all sorts of new ways. So if you have listened to Crossing the Threshold and wanted more; hang in there I am working on it!

As for Movieglimpse.....I have seen some movies I really want to write on, but once again it is a time issue. I will just throw a couple of thoughts out there and hopefully will get to put more up on the site this summer. I really want to write on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. There are lots of things to say about this film and I know that it is reaching a huge audience; especially the over 50 crowd. As a matter of fact one of the really key things about this film is that so many people are going to see it. Why? That is the real question I hope to explore.

Pixar's Brave is another jewel that has such a wonderful message with deep truth. I hope to have time to really unpack that movie for it truly deserves more than a movie review. I did see Madagascar 3 with one of my grandsons and while it is not something I will be writing on I did love the ending. The four animals who have been on a real "Hero's Journey" finally return to the zoo in New York. This is a key scene but says soooo much! They look inside and see that the zoo they have been trying to get back to for so long is not quite how they remember it. They look at the small cages and how isolated they were and what they had settled for as life and then compare it to the the wild adventure they've been on and the  tribe/ family they have been part of. All of a sudden they realize what a small story they were living in and it is no wonder they  opt out for the much larger adventure that life really is. The movie is worth it just to see the ending. It is a beautiful message about life versus the small story we so often settle for.

 

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