Thursday, January 12, 2012

STARS: You & Me

A L O H A !

Everybody Is A Star by Sly And The Family Stone on Grooveshark

" All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy,
with his satchel. . ."
As You Like It, 1600

"Ay," said the Captain, reverentially;
"it's a almighty element.
There's wonders in the deep,
my pretty. "

    Charles Dickens

It's hard to remember
back to this state of mind,
but I used to wake up
with a jolt
and wonder:
' WHAT is going wrong 
today!?! '

EVERYTHING seemed a burden,
worried me,
and added to my general

Strangely, it was hanging around with
specifically my friend Rat,
that hipped me to the fact
that maintenance is part of
life - not an emergency-
a judgement from on High

Hanging around in the garage,
having good greasy fun
(some of it legal and printable)
changing my own oil,
and feeling tools in my hand-
well it was pretty exotic stuff
to this child of a family that
straight out bickered
at every little thing
that came up.

A flat tire,
or needed oil change
is NOT somebodies 

Who knew?

So this week,
A few little, em,
have popped up.

Gosh, I'm SO over 

Long story short,
I kept my cool,
paused BEFORE acting,
and SHOOTS, if the scary problems
didn't just get worked out beautifully!

So THAT's what it means:

A coward dies a thousand deaths
 (every day!)
The brave die only once.

It seems to me now,
that prevention, maintenance,
nagging repetitive tasks,
unexpected complications,
unforeseen problems,
are all merely the Plot Points
and Minor Characters
in OUR movie/film.

WE are the stars!

It is HOW we play the role of
dealing with
these Minor Characters,
all this "Stage Business"
of life,
that determines if the film
is a comedy, tragedy,
or farce; 

  Whether it turns out to be
up lifting, 
or troubling.

we are not just the protagonist,
we are TRUE Auteur's:
We are each the Director,
as we are Lead Star
too !

So I'm done 
letting: minor characters,
or plot-points,
steal my

pleased to meet you!
I'm Cloudia,
problem solver,
true Auteur,
S T A R !

Thank you SO much
for coming to my theater today;
Step up out of the audience,
onto the "Comments" stage
and tell us something about 
about YOUr week

                                      WARMLY, cloudia