Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Waiting Begins

"In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God" - John 1:1

Yesterday was the first day of Advent, and my present was a very sparkly advent calendar! The thing I especially like about this calendar is that when you open the door it not only has a cute little picture, but a bible verse on the back of the door - the above was from Dec. 1st.

I like that John opens this way, because it reminds me of the way many oral storytelling traditions begin, with some sort of salutation or commitment to a higher power. A modern use of this can be seen in Iranian films which began (are required to begin) with "In the name of God"

I would like to begin my films in some similar way - just an acknowledgment of something greater then me having an influence on my storytelling and my art.

That's it for now since I'm borrowing a friend's computer and he needs to go.

Contemplative Advent!