Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lost in color: the sequel (part II)

Woo-Hoo! I was able to figure out the iMovie software and managed to create a video of these and other images, importing music from a concert in which I sang a few years back (an idea which came to me as I was driving the dog to the groomer's) as well as my voice reading today's poem (which I had to record on a separate computer and email to myself). It's definitely not perfect (now that I know I can record my voice and import it I need to get better at that process) but I'm excited. A third image evolved during the process (see the poem image at left). And while I was working on all this 2 emails arrived, one announcing that one of my entries has been selected to appear in an as yet unnamed exhibit (more on that later) and one from a local clinic wondering if I would like to display my work on their premises.

There are complications with both of these options, which I won't go into here, but... still. They were pleasant messages to receive. And I think, because it sat quietly in the background and informed all my work this morning, I will offer you this quotation from David Richo's The Five Things We Cannot Change:

"The balance of nature is not always harmonious. It includes room for occasional confusion and disorder. We notice that same chaos in our own lives, no matter how devoted we are to spiritual practices and how earnestly we do our psychological work. Yet there is something in us, too, something that is never spent and that irrepressibly survives the tumult of life. This something is the energy that contains us and the universe. This life force, the most reassuring given, is something that endures in us, through us, and beyond us, undamaged and integral, no matter what may have happened to us in the course of our lives."


Maureen said...


How cool is that!

I think you have a wonderful speaking voice, Diane. I'd love to hear you read more of your wonderful poems in this format.

Kimberly Mason said...

Yaaaaaaaaaay! More! that was beautiful. Now do more. :P

Joyce Wycoff said...

You did it! What an inspiration you are? Now I want to play with a movie, too.

Dianna Woolley said...

I am so impressed!! It does feel great to master, or begin to master, a new skill. The learning seems to make the result even more fulfilling. Congrats!:)