Filed under: Black Cinema
Here’s the first ten minutes of an independent film that’s worth the watch. Although my hair is natural now, I can clearly recall the hoards of cash I burned for the sake of having my hair beautiful. Wigs, perms, weaves, gels and sprays…taking a trip to the beauty supply had become as frequent a chore as going to the grocery store. But not once did I ever stop to question exactly where all of that money was going. Interesting…
Photography by Anthony Kurtz
Music: Thom Yorke // The Eraser
I hope this is the last season because The Real Housewives in Atlanta appears to be becoming an embarrassing circus fest with the exception of Candy! Lol Besides, how many more clothing lines can you launch in this town?! Sad to say but this is exactly how a lot of the theatrics play out in Entertainment based social circles in Atlanta. Gossip, wig grabbing, bitchy backbiting, and senseless dinners conjured up for the sole purpose of either fueling the drama or generating more. While I don’t think the show is a good representation of the women here, I am sad to admit that what you see is pretty much what you get in the “A”. What do you think? Do you feel that these ladies represent a true mix of the women in Atlanta? If you can identify with at least one of them and you live here, then maybe they’re not so “fake” after all.
My very last serene view of yet another summer.
Music: August Day Song // Bebel Gilberto
I always laugh with my friends about the irony of life. In how it so easy to live as if things will never change, and that everything you see, do and hear will be the same as you see, hear and do even a week from now. We all assume it to be dangerously so, and in turn we subject ourselves to the harsh blows that life is notorious for throwing. To no fault of our own because it’s just how some folks live. But if only more of us could learn the importance of living for each individual day, loving and taking care of everything in it with sincerity and intent…with purpose in the moment, I think one’s quality of life would be that much more enjoyable without any external changes needed. Going through the motions and expecting that the future will be exactly as we planned is a risky habit that I admit to having succumb to at times. But in all of it I’ve learned an important fact: we all deserve to live and live well. And that includes cherishing the present day.
Waving goodbye to the end of summer while wading in the warm waters of the Mexican Gulf gave me exactly what I needed. An opportunity to come clean with myself, all the shit that had happened over the past few months, and to really wrap my mind around some important points. Revise my values. Reorganize my principals, priorities and beliefs. To wash away the bad and keep the good. I can’t say I did much writing while there, but the time was well spent doing all that I needed to do to usher out the summer and get on with a day that’s new. Besides, I had to get myself back to this here city to get on with my get on. Now more then ever there’s mad work to do
I’m gradually picking back up here, things are a whole lot better than they were even a week ago. I’ve decided to pack up the fam and head down south. Far down south to one of Florida’s Keys for the Labor Day weekend – just to gather my gather. Risk, yea I know – it’s hurricain season. But why not? I’m cruising all the way there and besides, I got a new camera so you can expect a lot of my own flicks going forward. Have a safe holiday. 🙂
Music: Jay-Z // History
Things are finally somewhat back to normal. I say somewhat because so much has changed within my life and within me. The world just looks different if that makes any kind of sense at all. Boy I tell you. There is so much power in perspective, and I love how life’s lessons have a way of showing up in the most peculiar and unexpected places just so that we may know how to look at things a bit differently.