I am currently in New York City and have been feeling so inspired and artistic. Call me lame and cliche but honestly how can one not be inspired with a city that contains so much life! Everyone here has a story to tell, everyone is not just another face in the crowd. I met a lot of people during my four days that I have been here and almost all are artistically inclined. We all have our passions, our dreams (that sometimes might seem unattainable) but I truly believe that each and every soul I have met will achieve exactly what they want in life. At least I hope so.
In Montreal I do not hang out with enough people that share the same interests as me. I barely know any aspiring writers, actors/actresses, film makers, artists, etc, etc. My best friend Dina is an aspiring actress and has landed herself great auditions and a role in an off broadway play called "Neither Heaven Nor Earth." The play deals with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and has a wonderful cast and fantastic writers. Yesterday I attended a fundraiser for the play and met some fantastic characters. There was a spoken word poet called Remi Kanazi who's poetry brought me to tears more than once. I encourage you all to go out and buy the book called "Poets for Palestine" which includes an all star cast of wonderful poets. I met a man named Terry who possibly had the most refreshing outlook on life and education. He and his wife do some great workshops in Palestine and are an inspiration to all.
Maybe you are all wondering why I am telling you this, why should it interest you? Well the reason I am writing about this is because everyone should get involved in their passions and delve in and immerse themselves in what they love. My plan when I return to Montreal is to start searching out poetry readings and little plays here and there. I do not explore my city enough and it is an absolute shame!
If any one out there is listening GO FORTH! FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS! CHASE YOUR DESIRES! LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!