I’ll be frank: My life seems to be turning into something pretty darn incredible. Sure, I’m as broke as the rest of you but, from a gifts-from-the-universe viewpoint, I am so wealthy it simply takes my breath away. By way of example, let me tell you about one of the more amazing miracles in my life:
This is Dawn Mikkelson (along with hidden-at-the-moment shoot assistant Heidi Tugseth). Obviously Dawn’s a filmmaker. Actually, she’s an AWESOME filmmaker. (I’ve even got the footage to prove it — Just check out the links below.) I took the pics in this blog entry during one of her recent film events.
Here’s the miracle: Dawn’s decided her next documentary film effort will feature The Smooch! Project. This is a big hairy deal! Her new film is most appropriately entitled SMOOCH The Documentary. It’s about the power of forgiveness and reconciliation. If you haven’t seen the trailer for the film, you really should, IMHO. This film is going to be incredible.
There’s a secondary benefit to the miracle of SMOOCH. Dawn is collecting stories on the topic of forgiveness from people like you and me. Most of this footage will appear on her website. Some of it is destined to appear in the film itself. I’ve seen some of the stories collected so far. They’re poignant testimonies to the truly resilient capacity of the human heart. Here’s an amazing example collected at the shoot where I took these pics. Follow this link and you’ll also be able to check out a variety of videos relating to the film.
Got an opinion about forgiveness to share? We’re holding a joint Smooch! Shoot & SMOOCH Forgiveness Filming at Midtown Global Market on July 23 & 24. See the Smooch! calendar at the right for details. Come on down and Smooch! or SMOOCH. You can even do BOTH if you’d like. You’re invited to participate. Just like Brother Love, below. (Don’t ya just love the name?)
(My Smooch! shoot) was exactly what I wanted for my birthday: warmth, merriment, connection. (Yes, you can quote me on that!)