Sunday, August 24, 2008

Where Would You Be

Where would you be if you weren't here? I don't spend a lot of time reflecting on what might have been, but it's a valid question to reflect upon now and then.
You are the decisions you make and for the most part I'm very happy with where I am. But sometimes when I see a very creative movie, read a book or hear music that absolutely blows me away I find myself wondering how our lives would have been had we settled somewhere else? Somewhere closer to "the action."
We watched a movie that we both love called "Committed". It's an odd movie staring Heather Graham and Luke Wilson. It's very quirky, but it makes me smile. The screen play is eclectic but I fell in love with the characters. I find it creative and stimulating.
I sometimes wonder "what if we'd decided to live in LA instead of Empire, Alabama? Would it make a difference if you were surrounded by creative and stimulating people?
The reality is that there are a lot of creative people in LA that spend their time and energy just getting by just like everyone else on the planet. I believe that there is something down deep inside that makes you want to do remarkable things and it doesn't matter if you live in New York, LA, Nashville or Empire, Alabama. It's a matter of focus, and determination and time.
It's OK to wonder, but I think it's better to spend your time working on your chops rather than worrying about what might have been.

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