Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The things we take for granted...

My mother is coming to visit me, and I asked her if there is anything in particular that she would like to do while she's here in LA. She said that she wants to go to a taping of a game show. Working in the industry, it's easy to take certain things for granted--like being invited to industry events, and seeing celebrities. I don't even go to a fourth of the things I get invited to--I'd rather stay home and rearrange my furniture or do some balcony gardening or something like that. Sometimes I forget how many amazing opportunities are available each and every day.

Tonight I worked as a talent escort for the American Film Institute's 40th Anniversary event. A number of classic movies were screened, with introductions given by the actors and actresses that starred in them, such as Jack Nicholson for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Tippi Hedren for "The Birds", Sylvester Stallone for "Rocky", George Lucas for "Star Wars", Julie Andrews for "The Sound of Music", Billy Crystal for "When Harry Met Sally", Rob Reiner (not sure what he was doing), and Angela Lansbury for "Beauty and the Beast", Kirk Douglas for "Spartacus", and Warren Beatty for "Bonnie and Clyde". I'm sure I'm forgetting someone, but I just want to give you an idea. My job was to escort Mr. Stallone and his reps. It was work, and I did it professionally, but at a certain point I had to just be really present and realize that I was in a room with all of these living legends, and accept the moment for what it was. History.

Good night y'all. Gotta get my beauty rest so I can do well in my "Nip/ Tuck" callback tomorrow.


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