Day One–Hundred Seven (107): Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
107) The Law May Be Part of God’s Will
Eve ate the apple and offered some of it to her mate Adam. Some people feel strongly that only God creates and that humans desiring knowledge of universal law and attempting to call upon the Universe to help them manifest or create their lives anew is putting the Universe before God. For some deeply devout Christians, the idea of creating a spiritual or religious life is admirable and credit should be given to the Lord. Others might say that the Lord’s ways are mysterious and the Law of Attraction may be a divine mechanism to give people what they want, including drawing spiritually inspired souls closer to Him.
Right after the usual day of tours . . . I went over to Manhattan Theatre Source to take photographs for TestoGENIUS. This time for other casts besides mine.
Jenny Green, the general manager at MTS, is very good about utilizing my photography skills; at least, she has been asking, for different projects.
The two casts there today were Mike Bordwell, himself and his monologue and the short play he’s directing, titled Big D. A funny little play about two brothers. Also, John Watts was there to rehearse his monologue about his journey from Swansea (Wales) to America (New York) when he was a boy.
Had to rush right home, though, after the photographs to rehearse with my boys, at my place! It was all fun for me — feeling like a real playwright and having “my play” rehearsed at my apartment. Just very cool.
Charles and Mauricio are so ready to go on, I feel . . . they are both nervous about lines and keeping up with one another. Charles has been learning American Sign Language during this time; yet, by no means is he fluent. And Mauricio is not always sure exactly where Charles is, in the script. Bridgette, and I agree, Mauricio really carries the show as he is the one representing Fredy.
All in all, though, it’s going great and I feel they’re ready to open! Woo Hoo!
Love, Light & Laughter,
Day One–Hundred Six (106): Monday, June 14th, 2010
106) Christians Debate The Law of Attraction
Many Christians are divided on whether or not the Law of Attraction aligns with Christian beliefs. Those against the Law assert that when people believe that they create their lives and everything in them, they diminish or eliminate God as Creator and practice self-deification. The claim that you can have ultimate knowledge and become godlike is what the serpent promised Eve in the Garden of Eden when tempting her to defy God’s command to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve apparently formed a strong desire to have what the serpent promised her.
The boys rehearsed with Bridgette today, I was off to Manhattan Theatre Source to drop off our music; and to take photographs of the other cast members.
Not too much of a big deal . . . I photographed John Watts and Michael Bordwell, who are doing monologues in the TestoGENIUS Festival. The same festival my play, CHILDLESS MAN, is in with my boys!
It was enjoyable taking photographs — Jenny Green has emailed and asked to do it, for publicity purposes.
Of course, didn’t know then, the photographs would never be used. I will use them here, now.
Love, Light & Laughter,
Day Ninety–One (91): Sunday, May 30th, 2010
91) The Rise And Fall Of The Aztec Empire
The Aztecs manifested the greatest and most powerful civilization of the Americas in central Mexico during the fourteenth century. The Aztecs aligned themselves with the Law of Attraction through their determination not only to survive but to prosper and become militarily strong. Their legacy of cities, pyramids, a Sun stone calendar, sacrificial platforms, and other architectural creations say much about their accomplishments and in-depth knowledge of mathematics and astronomy. And yet, the empire of the Aztecs completely disappeared.
Perhaps the element of violence within the Aztec culture through imposition of terror and tribute, ritual human sacrifices to their gods, and emphasis on extreme militarism created a vibration that eventually drew to them the demise of their civilization.
After the adventure of seeing Wicked for my 7th time . . . and Lori’s first, we had to rush to 23rd Street.
Lori was tired, understandably, but it would still it was a long night. Thus, we met up with friend, Michael Bordwell and Andi. I don’t know Andi’s last name, but Mike and Andi were enjoying each others’ company — a date that wasn’t a date, as they told it.
One of the Rocky Horror Shadow Cast members called Mike, Silent Bob, again . . . because well, Mike looks like Silent Bob.
Lori kept ask me what it was all about and why there was “no point” to all of this strangeness.
It is hard to explain, nowadays, how the point of Rocky Horror Picture Show is the fact that it’s pointless! LOL! A place that us who are different can shine and be accepted as not so abnormal.
At some point, Lori left the theatre, because 1) I was yelling in her ear, 2) she didn’t know what the point was and 3) she hated it, really.
Oh, but before that . . .she was called on stage for the VIRGIN CALL. She ended up the contest “Let’s Fake An Orgasm” which she didn’t do, anyway! LOL! She made friends some other “virgins” up there.
At Rocky Horror Picture Show . . . if you’ve never seen the movie at the movie theatre, you are considered a “virgin”. It is our job, as veteran’s of the midnight film, to de-virginize you in some humiliating way.
The really odd thing is . . . the first time I saw Rocky Horror, I HATED IT! I would’ve never believed that two years after I saw it (age 16) and hated it so much; that at age 18, I’d end up one of the biggest fans and performing it for the next four years!
Aww, those where the days.
Of course, after that long, long day of wicked witches and transvestites — Oh my! Lori and I finally made our way back to my place.
Love, Light & Laughter,