It took me a couple views of this piece by Dan DiFelice, before I felt somewhat adequate enough to grasp its entirety – its incredible to say the very least. The score, the spoken word, moving imagery, everything.
“Read my manifest manifested,
from cursed to blessed…
the hand of the divine
gave me time to rise and rest.
|”It’s not about you, it’s not about all your talents. Because all those things form this sort of, pseudo-reality, where find all your validation in what you do. And if you’re surrendering yourself to it where all those things don’t become important, then you find your creativity again. You find out the reason you create.”
I came across this video some years ago and found out today that Jack English passed away just last week. There’s a lot to be said about a man who believes in how he lives, but I’ll let this video do most of the talking.
More on Jack here: http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-c1-jack-english-20131227-dto-htmlstory.html
| “Life has it’s problems. Like my wife always said, ‘It’s how well you can contend with those problems gonna be the result.’ I look back and I really did have a good life.” RIP