Goodbye to 2021
Yet I am sad it is over.
Because of the need to go outside the comfort zone and learn things I never thought I would.
Because I have found time in limbo to do things I would never dreamt of doing.
Because I have laughed more than I ever thought I would, often, so very often.
This year has brought with it people, wonderful, strange, compelling, simple, honest, odd, different, careful, me-type, you-type, all-types of people.
I am so grateful to all the wonderful people I have met this year, and the warm exchanges and opportunities that have come from our friendships.
You have helped me, and I have helped you.
I have not said no to creative endeavours and collaborations that have come my way this year - they have brought excitement, fresh-friendships, and hope in the dim lights of life lived right now.
2021 has brought a semi-closure to China and the film school in Qingdao where I worked for 5 years. So I look to the now and the near future.
I thank the different communities who have asked me to work with them, the Friends of Woodbury Park Cemetery and the Rusthall Community Cinema, new friends I hold dear along with the friends of forever.
It is not easy is it? To carry on these days, as times are so rough, so tough. It is sometimes hard to put a foot forward. Many of us have lost so much, I know I have, yet turning around I have picked so much up too.
In 2022, I wish for:
And I wish this for you too.
Thank you for being part of my world.
Happy New Year
I wish you love and much light
Here is one of the best TED talks by the late Sir Ken Robinson to keep you musing over Christmastide.This is the most-watched TED talk of all time, seen by an estimated 380 million people in 160 countries. (Forbes).
DO SCHOOLS KILL CREATIVITY
The photo slides were taken in Brighton last week with my brother and a friend.
Everything becomes something else, photos, are story, a tag line, a beginning or an end
Filmmaker, teacher, traveller and storyteller