So I saw a documentary tonight called “American Teen” and the end result of my experience was a true understanding of John Hughes and his films!
It was a really sweet, MTV-like doc made by a rockin’ female film maker that follows the stories of a jock, a princess, a geek, a weirdo, and the heart-throb through their final high school days. The film itself felt a little forced and not totally honest in it’s (documentary claim)… but still it was enjoyable.
I also had the fantastic privilege of going to a farmers market today. I don’t know, maybe I am alone on this one, but I feel so satisfied when I eat something that is a beautiful color, and freshly picked out of the ground! I feel such a sense of ease looking at the faces of the farmers growing and selling their wares to us. Tthere is an honest exchange that happens in those moments that is so human.
Something about dirty hands that is so beautifully truthful… That was one of my most favorite memories in China: playing in the dirt in rural China with a little baby and using the dirt as a tool for the play, instead of brushing off the dirt as a hindrance to play.
I think if we all got a little more dirty, the world would be happy, moderate in temperature, and enlightening.
But that’s just me!