NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS.
Last year, I resolved to do tasks in a more timely fashion. I said-- if memory serves-- that I would endeavor to perform tasks as if it was for someone ELSE. It seems I perform much better, and more efficiently, when someone else is counting on me. If it's something for me, I tend to drag my feet.
For the most part, this tactic worked.
The only area where I feel disappointed with myself, is in getting my one-woman "Show & Tell" mounted. That will be first priority--getting it up, and on the road, too!
Currently, I am figuring out a cover for my
"Words From Water: Poems".
Hint: It involves water-- and me-- but that's all I'll say right now.
Many thanks to Collin Kelley for his (numerous) suggestions for many of the poems in this collection.I am grateful he'll be making editing suggestions again for me, before I let it go to print!
I'm very excited about my next project, a one-woman piece I've entitled, "The Woman Who Called Herself Vincent", a show I'm writing by researching Edna St. Vincent Millay's very unusual life. A bisexual writer, and a caring, kind, flamboyant, moody(she was apparently manic-depressive)individual who was way ahead of her time, she is quite inspiring. I am so thankful that Franklin Abbott suggested I look at her life as a possibility for building a one-woman show around her.
I will probably submit my "The Book of O: The Orgasm Poems" sometime in 2008, to a few places. Except for when a Founder/Publisher ASKED me to, I've not ever submitted a full collection anywhere before, so perhaps I'll start with that collection. Heck, it's pretty edg-y, and that seems to get publishers intrigued.
MY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2008:
A) Continue doing as if the work(writing, acting, what-have-you) I do is for someone ELSE--not just for me-- as it gets accomplished in a more timely fashion.
B) Visit places I've neglected:
(1) Other Houses of Worship(Mosques, Temples, Retreats, etc.)
(2) Feminist Bookstores (Charis Books in Little Five Points)
(3) The Beach
(I feel very calm, and centered when I'm near water--I love the Pacific(Santa Monica, Malibu, Zuma), but the Gulf(Florida, Alabama), and the Atlantic Ocean(Lantana Beach, Delray Beach, Miami) are nice too.... And the Carribbean!)
C) Visit people I've neglected:
(1) See performers I admire, support their work more frequently!
(2) Give more time to friends and family.
D) Continue to strive for Peace.
I can work for Peace at home, at work, in my own life.
If everyone could try and do this:
Use Peaceful, Peace-filled words, and exercise patience, and kindness(even when every fiber of your being tells you NOT to!) when dealing with loved ones, and even those you don't love, or don't know.
This makes Peace in the greater community, a bit more likely.
World Peace IS a Dream, but it is also a possibility....
What are YOUR Resolutions?
And did you KEEP the ones you made, last year?
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Here's to health, wealth, and completion of all worthwhile goals, for all of you out there(and me, too!).