I want you to take me into you, to lift the veil, to reveal all the mysteries. I want you to be me. I want me to be You. And most of all, I want myself not to want anything from you.
(may 29, 2012)
(may 29, 2012)
No, beauty does not emanate from confidence. Beauty emanates from nothingness, from the Origin. It was there since the beginning. It emanates from yourself at birth. It emanates from the original, genuine you. Ever noticed how beautiful children are, in their own right? Such individuality, such uniqueness, no trying to be like others, and yet each so differently beautiful. Where does beauty go then? We lose confidence. We think theirs is the good way to look and be. So we think ours is wrong. Deep inside we know we are truly beautiful.* But we become shrouded by doubt and we start seeking validation from others to say we are beautiful. And others? They will jump on the first occasion to find your weakness spots and tell you you’re not, because they themselves are not confident enough and need to bring you to the same level or lower, so that their ego doesn’t feel threatened, so that it feels good. You don’t need anyone to confirm that you are beautiful. Be confident, know it, own this truth like you did as a child, and so your beauty shall shine again.
* How I can confidently say that everyone knows they are truly beautiful, that they just have doubts is..by looking at very unconfident people asking people on the internet to look at their pictures and to tell them whether they are truly ugly or not. I’ve seen this a lot. And it shows that they don’t really believe they are ugly. But they have accumulated these doubts and other people’s opinions, so in the end they begin wondering: “Is that true? Could that be true? I need to get settled on that.” But if they were just by themselves, if there were no validation needed from others, they’d have no problem, because they don’t feel ugly. Because they are not ugly.
‘Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for at an interview at a prestigious law firm. An insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter, and the chance to change the lives of a father and son.’
So far The Interviewer has won 30 international awards and screened at over 40 international film festivals. Bringing messages of social inclusion to audiences all over the world.
The inclusive film ‘The Interviewer’ made in 2012 saw 12 people with an intellectual disability from Bus Stop Films gain work experience and mentorship on set and, they also helped conceive and develop the film through workshops. Subsequently these students have represented the film at numerous high profile Australian film festivals including Flickerfest, the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival, Short Shorts Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, WOW film festival and the Gympie Heart of Gold Film Festival.
“Damn, I would say she’s the reincarnation of some goddess, if I believed in reincarnation. But you get my point. I can’t seem to be able to take my eyes off her. She blows me off every single time. How does she do this?”
“Yeah, right. Even when she isn’t here, she manages to blow me off! If she knew what all she’s done and where she’s been in my fantasies,…man!”
“She’s by far the smartest woman I’ve ever seen in my life, seriously mate! She’s even smarter than the ones on the top lists around the world! Take my word for that.”
‘Smart’..uh..what? Isn’t sexy or beautiful the word you were looking for?
Imagine a parallel world where sexy has been replaced by intelligence, and how women are judged upon their brains rather than their looks: magazines rank them according to how smart or witty they are, and men too go gaga over this asset of theirs, while ‘beauty’ is relegated to some less-important level.
That would be absurd, right? And oh so unfair!
Isn’t the actual world, where it’s beauty/sexiness which is used as such a unit of measurement and judgment and ranking just as absurd and unfair?
Think about that.
-So, here you are. It’s time you know. I love you more than anything else. And I did all this and everything for you. Yeah, it’s just you and me.
-What? Why me, out of all the rest of all these people ? Can’t be. It would be unfair. And a lot of them are a nicer, and smarter, and cuter. And so much more loveable.
-I don’t need any of that, I gave you all that you need and I want.
-You do realise this sounds creepy, don’t you?
-Well, we both like creepy, don’t we?
-But you’re supposed to have created all of us equal or something. And to love us the same.
-Yeah they are all equal. And then, there’s you.
-Sshh. It’s time we fly now.
-No.. It’s some delusion of grandeur, I’m hallucinating, it’s an ego-trip. I’m just like everybody else.
-Come if you want. But you will come ultimately. You can play here some more if you want. I’m not going anywhere. It’s whenever you say you’re ready 🙂
Do you know the archetype of the sage or wiseman? With the long flowing beard, playful and reassuring eyes and enigmatic smile. The one who does not speak a lot, but appears randomly and unexpectedly, and pours down subtle but powerful pearls of wisdom. The one who has so much power on people he could make them his slaves, if he wanted. Like Gandalf and Dumbledore, or Osho or the ancient Indian sages, gurus or a powerful celtic magus or Merlin l’Enchanteur or Lauv or Rumi.
Take this archetype and put it in the body of a little girl. Wisdom has no age, no sex, no physical appearance, right? So there is no reason this could not be possible. What about a story on that? The all-knowing, wise and enigmatic little girl whom everybody else does not take really seriously at first glance, but who goes through the world making little changes and paving the paths she takes, with flowers and light.
You could say Ang, from ‘Avatar: The last Airbender’ is an example of this. But it’s not. Ang is still childish, learning and prone to the turbulent emotions of a young child. Remember when he went to the indian sage, the Guru to learn to open his chakra and about his own fears and stuff? Well, the girl i’m trying to portray does not need to go through all this. Because she already knows all one can teach. She is at the same level as the Guru et compagnie. (Actually there’s no level, but this is the easiest way to describe it).