I can vividly remember loving a Berenstain Bears book called Learn about Strangers when I was a kid. I don’t remember the actual plot. I just remember Mama teaching Sister about how things aren’t always what they seem by cutting into a misshapen, lumpy apple that was beautiful & juicy on the inside and then, a beautiful apple that was worm infested and brown in its center. Highly likely the reference stuck because it was about food. Very predictable, but regardless, it’s a good one.
John’s latest short film recently aired on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. If you don’t watch that show yet, you may want to check it out. I find it consistently inspiring and uplifting!
In case you missed it, here it is. I suggest turning your speakers up loud! (And, bear with the Cascade commercial opener!) This is one of my favorites…
I started taking dance classes a little over a year ago, and I loove it. The desire comes from my heart; I can almost feel it burning. Over five years ago, I started thinking I wanted to dance. I used gaze through the windows of an advanced ballet studio near an office where John once worked. So much grace and raw, composed effort. Too newbie for that studio, I went by myself to this mildly depressing studio in a Pacific Palisades, CA strip mall. A beginner’s jazz class, I walked in feeling awkward and left feeling worse. The teacher was horrible; I don’t even think she looked at me once. I didn’t know what to wear (fyi – not shorts), and I had the wrong shoes (fyi – not sneakers). I felt invisible, unwelcomed and absolutely talentless. I unfortunately decided I was wrong about dance.