New York Retreat

“Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.”
– Zig Ziglar

It’s been over 3 weeks.
There’s silence and motion happening at the same time, kinda like walking through water.
I’m not good with “static” or slower than normal behavior.
I get irritable, frustrated and, well, hungry.
Chips
Cheese
Tofurkey
Kefirs and dried fruit.

I don’t mind silence.
I don’t mind stillness.
I mind unmeasurability, like “What is this all for?”
Argh, that question is like a sour lemon in the ears.
Why does it even matter? It’s so self-indulgent.
Why not, “Does this make me happy?” or “Does this bring me joy?”
So keep doing it!

Meaningful specific..

I went to bed last night thrilled to wake up and write!
I bolted for the computer, the computer flashed “software update”.
15 minutes of thrilling impatience, like a child trying to open her Christmas present but mum overdid it with the sticky tape.
And here I am.
Letting the words dance themselves into consciousness and slide themselves down into my hands as I push on these buttons.
Like a stepping stone. A rock to land on as I wait for the next to appear.

Meaningful specific.

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.