A year late, but never the less, AMAZED, INSPIRED… It gave me life! I must admit that I do not do well with keeping up with the Jones’s but honestly I think I kind of like rediscovering the phenomenon of such greatness after the craze has died down. What an amazing story!! I know I’m not the only person on the planet who hadn’t seen this film yet so who knows maybe some will watch and let me know what they think. 😉
As seen in the poster “Based on Two True Stories” Julie & Julia really embodies the essence of the beauty in the Human spirit. How discovering and rediscovering yourself is such a journey, a journey in which shows us what makes life so beautiful. There needs to be a multitude of spirits inspiring spirits.
When I watched the Academy Awards this year and Meryl Streep was up for Best Actress for her role in this film I couldn’t really make much of it since I hadn’t seen the film. (SADLY, I KNOW) I must say though I did want her to win. I respect her work and I felt it was that time for her to win, even if I didn’t see the movie. Although she didn’t win, after watching this film, In the words of a friend of mine, ” Meryl is stupendous , a brilliant character actress.”
Amy Adams character, Julie began a blog several years ago on how the life and cook book of Julia Child (Meryl’s Character) inspired and ultimately changed her life. I joined the blogging world not to0 long ago. I’m still getting the nack for it and learning as I go. Blogging has grown to be a huge phenomenon and I’m not sure where I fit in all of that, I just know I enjoy writing.
From a very shy age I loved to write. I never paid mind to it so much, I just kind of went with the motions. I went through a diary phase but couldn’t keep up with really writing every day, poetry phase and then I went through a rapping phase where I wrote lyrics, a short story phase, and even began writing what I thought would be a book. I can go on and on. Through out the short time I’ve been on this earth, I’ve been discovering and rediscovering different parts of who I am but I was always writing and then even left writing alone for a while. This year I have rediscovered that writing is an amazing tool in so many ways and this film Julie & Julia placed the cherry on my sundae.
Teachers, professors and even my mom have told me that I should write a book or write for a newspaper. They said I talked too much I should write it down, or like my mom, people just really believed in my writing, but I didn’t see in myself what others saw in me so my talent stayed dormant. I began semi blogging on another site as a start last year. My friend then asked me to be a contributor for a webzine she began as a writer. (www.missmeanshoe.com) Shortly after I then joined a play writing workshop where I will have to admit even after this I still doubted myself and thought,
” Could I really write a play?”
HERE ARE THE SIGNS:
I am proud to say that in July of this year, my play, “A Work in Progress” was read by actors at Castillo Theatre as a workshop performance with an audience for feedback for the playwright. I knew I had done something right when one of the audience members began to cry as she expressed how the play touched her.
( SIGN # 1)
Then, this summer I was fortunate enough to meet Elinor Tatum, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the Amsterdam News, and NY Times Journalist Trymaine Lee. Meeting them and hearing their inspiring tales of writing, overcoming, tragedy, and success my eyes widen. I was taken to another world of writing I didn’t think was possible. I was ecstatic when Ms.Tatum said she’d read my blog. I hope she does! 🙂
And now this film, Julie & Julia. Confirming to me that when you put your love and passion for something and write about it you will discover many things.
I am discovering the joy of writing, blogging, and impacting others through my writing.
It has taken me some time to be discipled in this feat, but it’s all a “Work in Progress”