Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sink or Stand

Greetings Pups,

I was thinking about someone who wanted to buy land. They bought some, cheaply, that had a dilapidated building on it. Not only that, it was built on quicksand. Instead of tearing down the building, they painted its walls and bought some new furniture, decorated it nicely. All of that was done on the quicksand, and they were too foolish to know or care. And they will not realize that it is sinking until it's too late.

A wise person would have torn down the near rubble, put in a solid foundation and started all over, making something stronger than ever was there.

We all have to rid ourselves of the bad in order to make things good. Some people aren't wise enough to realize this, so they will continue to sink. It is those willing to do the work that will always stand. Stand and defeat.

Love and full moons,

Becky the Writer

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Seeing is Believing

Greetings Pups,

Recently, there was a five part series on the Current TV network called 50 Docs to See Before You Die. Since I'm someone who loves a good documentary, I had to watch, and I'm proud to say that I had seen most of them. However, putting them all together that way made me realize something. These documentary makers have truly cornered the market on stating the obvious and, sometimes, building a fortune and a career on it.

Most of these movies are about things we already know. We've heard of these stories; we know them. But it's as though it takes seeing them on film with our own two eyes for it all to really hit home. We look at it like it's all brand new and something that has never entered our minds.

I mean, think about it. We know if you mess with bears, they will mess with you back. Usually messier. We know that the Dixie Chicks are annoying and hypocritical. We know, hardcore, that if you eat McDonald's and nothing else for a month, you will get fat and have dreams about the Grim Reaper. Yet, when we watch docs like Grizzly Man, Shut Up and Sing, or Super Size Me, our mouths drop open in shock and awe.

Now I know this all sounds like I'm being very critical, but I'm actually not. On the contrary, I wish I could find a known subject and find a way to present it in a way that will amaze the public. I'm looking.

Like I said, I love documentaries, and this series was as good as one with many different subjects. So if you see it on, watch it. And, though I gave a playful jab here to him, I'll say that Morgan Spurlock (of Super Size Me fame) was the perfect host for this series. I hope he does more things like this. And if he does, I'll buy him a Big Mac!

Love and Full Moons,

Becky the Writer