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Friday, November 16, 2007

Inspiration All Around Us....

....isn't that the truth? Yesterday I drove by the strikers in my air-conditioned car and watched as they pounded the pavement for hours in the unseasonably warm weather we've been having in LA. It's not a lark to them - they're in it for the long haul.

...and on Done Deal there is a fascinating thread about real life stories almost too weird to be true.

...and on the corner of my street there resides Our Lady of the Chair - a homeless woman who sits in a green plastic chair surrounded by her belongings. Sun worn and grizzled, she reads the paper and watches the traffic go by all day. And I wonder - who is she? Where is her family? What is her story? When does one begin to cross the gossamer thin line that lies between a normal life and winding up on the street? Can you tell when it's happening, incrementally? How do you wake up in such a nightmare?

The strikers inspire us, the dearth of good television in upcoming weeks and months may annoy us, but we should continue to be inspired by the stories all around us, Wavers. They are legion. Set aside reps, specs and competitions in your mind momentarily; look around and find a story worthy of telling.

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