Tonight is the full harvest moon, which should be spectacular, since people were exclaiming over the moon last night.
Today is Chris's 29th birthday, and he received the gift of a huge raise yesterday, so he has much to celebrate. We will celebrate tomorrow, for tonight Steve and I have tickets to the MV Film Festival. I look forward to that, while again today struggling with the political news. There are so many great columns on the ethical side that I should be comforted, and I again find myself wondering about continuing to live in this country. This happens to me every once in a while, and I will adjust, and somehow am feeling hit particularly hard right now. Maybe it is just a way to integrate. A year ago I was awaiting surgery. Now, I am healed, and finding my way backward or forward, whichever way it goes.
When I began painting on silk, I formed what I called Sacred Hoops. I painted in circles. I was told that form would be hard for people to accept. They are used to squares and rectangles. Today, I saw a painting of a sandpiper and it was round. It was hanging amidst squares and rectangles, and it is what I loved. It came toward me. I felt the sandpiper in my midst. May we live in the circle of the teepee today, the campfire, the seasons, the rhythm, the harvest of a circular, circulating life.
The full moon is shining. We enjoyed six short films at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Sadly, they were not well attended, and several directors stood up and spoke, and talked of how these films are a labor of love. So, it seems. Someone asked them how they get the films out there. It seems there are not many ways. We were given a copy of one of the films, Apocolypse Oz. Unfortunately it was my least favorite though it was a clever idea. Every word of the dialogue came from either Apocolypse Now or the Wizard of Oz. Oddly, I feel like I have seen many short films at the MV Film Festival that relate to the Wizard of Oz. My favorite film was one of Gandhi playing baseball and hitting a home run. That was fun! There were also two good ones that made a statement about the ridiculousness of the media, and the fear around 9-11 and how it hurts us all. Good stuff!! I feel inspired, and I am grateful people produce labors of love.