Direct

1: to adapt in expression so as to have particular applicability
2: to regulate the activities or course of
3: to cause to turn, move, or point undeviatingly or to follow a straight course
4: to point, extend, or project in a specified line or course
5: to request or enjoin with authority
6:  to show or point out the way for

 

Source: : www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Direct (v.): late 14th century, “to write (to someone), to address,” from Latin directus “straight,” past participle of dirigere “set straight,” from dis- “apart” + regere to director, to guide, keep straight” (regal). Compare dressaddress.

Meaning “to govern, regulate” is from 1500; “to order, ordain” is from 1650s.  Sense of “to write the destination on the outside of a letter” is from 16th century.  Of plays, films, etc., from 1913.

Wisdom

“An average director directs. A good director leads and follows at the same time.” 

Kensington Gore (infamous Hammered Horror director, who according to legend was named fake theatre and movie blood was named after)

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7212467.Kensington_Gore

“One of the common themes you will read in interview after interview is the call to keep fighting for your vision. This is a message to women directors, producers, writers—anyone who wants to work in the business. Your voice counts. Your vision matters.” 

Melissa Silverstein (writer, blogger, and marketing consultant with an expertise in the area of social media and women in Hollywood, best known for writing, "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talking Directing")

Bio Source:

www.theguardian.com/profile/melissa-silverstein

“Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above.” 

Diana Rose Morcilla (the artist behind the persona Happy Positivity)

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7391893.Diana_Rose_Morcilla

“I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want.” 

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999, British-American film director, predictor, screenwriter, cinematography, editor, and photographer; one of the most influential directors in cinematic history)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Kubrick  

“I look at the world and I see absurdity all around me. People do strange things constantly, to the point that, for the most part, we manage not to see it.” 

David Lynch (b. 1946, director, producer, painter, musician, and photographer; known for his surrealist films)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lynch

Meditation

“I look at the world and I see absurdity all around me. People do strange things constantly, to the point that, for the most part, we manage not to see it.”

David Lynch

 

When I lived in the metropolis New York City, there were loads of opportunities to direct, create and to evolve one’s mind and heart to see.

Sir John Lubbock, archaeologist and statesman once wrote, “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

After a difficult day at work, I would on occasion want to balance my day by being more playful on the way home.  While commuting on a train or a bus I would look for opportunities.   In a city there were always ample openings for joy, either giving or receiving.

One night, while running for the 1 train I got caught in the pouring rain.  I was drenched by the time I got to the train station, and so were all the items I had in my paper bag.  Determined to remain light, I laughed, braced myself, and held everything together for my hour commute uptown.  Once I stepped aboard the train and held tightly to the straphangers, that’s when a Hispanic older gentleman, who was sitting in front of me, held out and gave me a plastic grocery bag.  Surprised, I paused, scanned his vibrational intent, and accepted the bag with deep gratitude.  That stranger then moved over and made room for me to sit down next to him, with no agenda or strings attached.  What an unconditional gift that was, one I try to pay forward with joy many times over on every level and in every cultural environment.

Every conscious act of kindness we direct, sojourners, is an opportunity to rewire our brains, hearts, and bodies to new levels consciousness and deeper capacities to love.  Stay alert and creative, and look out for the good, the enlighten, and the miraculous.

Faithfully Yours, Tonya

 

 

 

 

 

 

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