We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically…Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us.
If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.
Editing with my Edison Glenmont: a weapon of mass creation.
'The problem is not materialism as such. Rather it is the underlying assumption that full satisfaction can arise from gratifying the senses alone. Unlike animals, whose quest for happiness is restricted to survival and to the immediate gratification of sensory desires, we human beings have the capacity to experience happiness at a deeper level, which, when achieved, has the capacity to overwhelm contrary experiences.'
- Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium.
Dance, when you’re broken open.
Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance, when you are perfectly free.
A rewrite means re-thinking the structure and sometimes characters as well. You’re still dealing with the same general story, but you want a fresh way to tell it. You can’t do that by crossing out lines or replacing words.
(Translation by Coleman Barks, from A Year with Rumi)
Pamela Douglas. Writing the TV Drama Series (Kindle Locations 3302-3304). Michael Wiese Productions. Kindle Edition.
Say, “I don’t know.” Say, “Please help me.” Say “Okay,” and “thank you” to advice given.