Grown-up

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, for better or for worse. Along with pondering comes remembering and I got to thinking about my childhood and how I always wanted to be a grown-up. I was washing dishes at the very moment when I realized that I am living my dream come-true. I am a grown-up! Is it everything I hoped it would be? Aside from my plan to smoke when I grew up ( I abandoned that one quickly enough), it all feels pretty much right-on. The best way I can describe it is that I feel that I have myself all to myself. It’s a good feeling.
A lesson learned from here is that although I’ve set a pretty achievable goal for myself, I can still celebrate it.
As I was washing the dishes in warm water, also thinking about my grandma whose passing will be a year-old this December, I felt accomplished and grateful. I remembered how she loved to wash dishes in warm water and how she always offered to make sweet ‘urechi.’ I miss her more now than when she was alive. It’s so strange how that ultimate separation spreads a perfecting sheen on our loved ones.

I wanted to share these thoughts with you in the spirit of self reflection, gratitude and celebration.


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n exciting news, I have walked through the gates of the San Francisco Film societyand became one of their fiscal sponsorship recipients. This is such an honor! They are supporting me in creating a full-length documentary titled “My Search for Dracula.” It will be beautiful, educational, humorous and even a little scary. More on that on the Goat Lips Productions site.


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Last little piece of news, Forest and I just got back from the Tallgrass Film Festival where we joined our friends Oscar Torre and Chuti Tiu in celebrating the world premiere of Cassie JayeEvan Davies‘ movie “Who’s There,” in which we are actors.
The Tallgrass experience was out of this world! Those folks really know how to put on a film festival. Wow!


Other than that, I’m really hoping my family comes over for Thanksgiving and that the squirrels stop digging my herb garden.

Much love,
Write back when you can.

Ingrid

PS. Here’s an article in the Fashion Globe about how we made a award-winning movie on an iPhone. Very kind of them to feature us. Many thanks to Tiffany Le. 
http://www.thefashionglobe.com/make-an-award-winning-film-using-a-smartphone


 


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