Will I be with You tonight in Paradise?
La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928) - dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer
Tomorrow one of my friends and I are getting on a train and breaking into old factories to see if we can find any buildings to film a new short I have coming up in. I’m so keen to photograph everything and go for an adventure places I have never gone before.
Today I spent a full minute trying to get my lighter from my pocket, hidden under my wallet. I walked down the street, leaning my body to one side in an attempt to reach further into my pocket. I could have asked to borrow the lighter in my friends hand beside me.
As I have been noting my own “internal struggles” on a daily basis, I have begun to notice others. Someone trying to break in new shoes and walking on the outsides of their feet to avoid the pain of blisters, all the way through to someone forming a sentence in their head they are afraid to speak.
I feel through noticing myself and then others smaller internal struggles I have been coming closer to knowing some of the more difficult, eternal internal struggles in others and myself.
Perhaps I’m just babbling aimlessly. But of late I’ve been feeling very connected to others in ways I haven’t felt in a long time and it leaves me feeling incredible on a daily basis.