Got my 2nd post to trend on REDDIT. Same image I used on FACEBOOK (exact, as in it is a link to the Facebook post). It’s a positive message about making movies from Kubrick himself, one I have believed in from before I ever heard it. Apparently, 90% of people agree with it. Had a nice relaxing weekend. Saw no one, slept a lot, cleaned even more, and got a little work done when the mood hit me.

Watched a lot of good stuff. I am in awe and inspired by great works. All I am reminded of is how much great writing affects a movie. I need to work on my writing and what writing I use when I direct.

As I get older, my interests and goals shift. The kind of stories that appeal to me now are very different than the ones even 5 years ago that meant a lot to me. It behooves me to say I’ve “matured” as that probably does not represent an accurate portrayal. No, some part of my brain changed focus, became enamored of a different set of interests.

In the home improvement department, I installed a set of blinds and a window curtain entirely on my own, no help or supervision. Next up, a closet bi-fold door for the spare bedroom. Lorenzo has basically claimed the spare bedroom as his new space. I keep catching him napping on the futon in there ever since I put a mattress pad and cover over it.

I don’t ever want to stop learning or trying new things. That’s death. What is the point of life if you aren’t perpetually curious and growing? I don’t ever want to say “I’m 42 and I’m never going to change.” If I’m doing something wrong, I want to do better.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m tired. It might even be more accurate to say exhausted. With age comes a weariness I was not anticipating. What motivates me, what excites me has changed too. I’m highly motivated right now and it feels good.

“My stomach squeals just a little more, a stagecoach full of feathers and footprints”
– Jimi Hendrix

Categories: blog

Peter John Ross

A filmmaker, a dreamer, and the world's only Dan Akroyd Cosplayer


Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder