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Fear, Invitations, and a Little Film

This is what summer on Jen's block looks like.

The truth is, I am terrified to create.  Also I'm terrified not to. 

In the tension between these two things lives a little voice that says it would be so much easier if someone would just ask me to make something.  I know that art springs from a place of granting yourself permission, or maybe of a compulsion too strong to resist.  But there's still a part of me too timid to claim this for myself.

A year ago, Jen Lemen said, come here for a weekend and let's make some art.

And as I was boarding the plane I thought well, I couldn't ask for a more direct invitation than that.

I landed in the midst of a whirlwind of emotion and I watched through my camera, wondering if it was rude, or voyeuristic, or crazy, to record this stuff.  I decided to sit in the discomfort, and also in the love, just witnessing it.  I thought maybe the camera could hold space for all of us to process our own moment.  Mostly I wanted to be part of creating something that was both beautiful and true.  I hope we did that.

Today over at Hopeful World, Jen is releasing our little project to the light.  I am so grateful for the invitation to create with Jen and for the nights that I sat side-by-side with my friend Dustin editing. Let's make more things that are beautiful and true.

Reader Comments (5)

So happy your film has been released into the world. xoxo

what an honor and delight to create with you, CRR!
can't wait to do it again!

big love to you and Dustin.

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjen lemen

a beautiful film Corinna. and the words by Jen are wonderful. an ending is a new beginning. it must have been hard being there with all those emotions. so happy your film is out! xxxxxxxxxxxx

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertamar

So beautiful! What a gift you share. xo ps: you posted this on Trax's 18th bday. Extra special.

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternell

A perfect gem of a film. Beauty, wisdom, and truth in an amazing few short minutes. Thank you.

June 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarcia

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