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A Special Kind...Of Greatness.

Years ago, when I was but a lad, I used to believe that life was made up of destiny, fate, and greatness. I truly believed that there was that one person in your life that could complete you. I believed that, despite not knowing what it was, I was destined for something special in this world. With hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and a little luck, I could achieve everything I'd every wanted in life. I was 23.

Where this feeling came from, I have no idea. Maybe I had romanticized all of those movies I enjoy and made them into something that translated into real life. I had faith, that in the end, a person could end up together with that special person they truly harbored after. That, despite the hardships, separations, disagreements, and general tomfoolery, fate would have in store for me what it did for these characters. Because of these movies, I truly believed that good people get the happy ending they truly desire; whether it be in love, in the life they desire, or bo…

April Update...

Okay, okay, so I'm a little behind on my monthly update. Things have slowed down a bit over the past few weeks, but in all earnestness, it is starting to pick up again, at least on the writing front.

The personal update will have to wait; not that I ever divulged too much in that subject anyhow. I believe I gave a glimpse into that area of my life in the previous post and that, for the most part, is all that really needs to be said. Although I will say it's very hard not seeing that warm, caring smile that always made my day...

Any-whozzle (that's right, I put that word into a blog. Maybe that's why my writing has failed to take off), back to the topic at hand. And that topic is the world of writing. In relation to the topic from 2 sentences ago, I received yet another rejection letter. This one was from a theatre in Florida that was having a One Act festival in which 8 plays would be produced. Alas, mine was not selected. I sent in my play "The Last Hit&…

My happier moments are lost in you...

It was once said that April is the cruelest month. And with the wicked weather we've been having here, I would have to agree. It is supposed to be the time of year when there is a sense of hope and rebirth amongst us all. Its a time when relationships bloom, when the weather becomes nice, and a good sense of renewal takes shape for all.

I'd like to say all of those things have happened in one moment of clarity for me, just this afternoon. Though the weather is still frightful, feeling more like November instead of April. And that is exactly the gloom I've been feeling in my life over the period of the last week. Sometimes, in life, you give your heart over to someone you love, despite the fear that comes along with it. And of course, then without cause or reason, it all comes tumbling down in a flash. You are left with a pain in your heart and ache in your stomach that you just can't shake. A feeling you've never felt before for anyone.

And these are the t…