I was driving in LA the other day and passed a new movie poster. The light slowly turned yellow. And then red. And then I looked over at the move poster and had a small revelation. And it's funny how these things happen sometimes. Sometimes, God shows us ourselves in such a clear and pure way that we can't ignore it. And this happened to me at that light.
Looking at that poster, I re-realized my purpose as an artist. And that is to entertain. Period.
In LA, it is so easy to get lost in the hustle and shuffle. And trying to get to the top and make as much money as possible. But along that hustle route, sometimes you forget the reason you're doing it. I love movies. I loved movies before I decided to dedicate my life to the entertainment industry. And there are millions of people who have normal lives, and find their release in movies. And it is my duty to provide that. Not because of the money. Not because of the fame. But because that is my God given talent. And all of the other stuff will come. And come abundantly. I had to remind myself of that. I looked at that poster and just wanted to see that movie. I didn't care who I knew in that film. Or who produced it. Or who casted that and how I missed out on that audition. I just wanted to see it.
Another year is winding down. 2008 and 2009 is within sneezing distance. If you read my blogs, you know I don't do new year's resolutions. I do 'to do' lists. And at the top of my 2009 to do list will be this. Entertain. All things will fall under that umbrella. Believe that.