Monday, November 10, 2008

that time of year


warm, originally uploaded by Justin Davis Davanzo.

the last few days have been interesting...i think it is that time of year..a sort of in between place..the changing of the guard and seasons and for me i tend to think about all the things i could be, want to do, want to be, have been, have had, will have, want...you get the picture. I again have returned to the idea that I am first and foremost, a creative being, and if I can't create, I am not happy.

This triggers grand ideas of writing a book, or making a movie, or being in another play. The syndrome of wanting to do so many things at once that you can't even start one thing. I sometimes sit on the edge of the bed and wonder what it would be like to just be a writer...or just be a photographer...you know...I think having those thoughts are a good thing as it keeps us sharp and grounded so we can keep our strength about us and make sure we are doing the things we want to be doing. The life of an artist. It is so different from that of someone wanting to be a doctor, for example. I suppose there are many choices within those fields of wanting to be a doctor, but at some point you will become a doctor of something, which is an amazing feat. I am not saying doctors aren't creative by the way. My point being, that as a creative person, and by that i mean someone who MUST be creative in there life's work, there are many ways to be distracted and many things to find creative. I for one, love many different art forms and wish i could be all of them.
A rock star
A published author
A well known actor
A recognized photographer
A music composer
A famous chef

Now..if I look at my list, ( and there are many other things to add, but i'll keep it simple...) i am all those things in my mind already, but the idea of really making my life about that is the challenge and is the Grand Canyon of creativity at times...you know, standing on the edge of that and wondering how it will look from the other side...and as my favorite quote, the one that helped me start this blog, the one from Mr. Bradbury, always reminds me...if you stand there too long, you will never learn to fly..so jump and grow the wings on the way down...a constant reminder to do so.

So look for my new CD coming out, which, after reading my new book you'll find a discount card for it, but only if you see the new movie I am in, and after you visit my photo show, where you'll here some theme music for a movie i wrote, and afterwards, make sure you stop by my restaurant for some amazing yummy comfort food...the kind that makes you eat slow and utter sounds only...

Love and Understanding.

10 comments:

lu said...

I've always felt this way, bursting at the seams with desire to set the world on fire. It's not an easy existence; it's easy to burn out.

TitaBella said...

you make me eat slow and utter sounds only.. :) Inspiring as always my love... All this will come, I see it already...

Mom said...

Justin
You left out one category: comedian. You are so funny. I would like to be one of the first in line for your new CD, your just published novel, your photo show, opening night for your first movie and accompanying musical movie theme, and dining at your restaurant's table where I make distinctive sicilian sounds throughout the meal.
Love,
Mom

Justin Davis Davanzo said...

of course momma!

Vintagedivva said...

Here ye, here ye!

Well, your mom is right! You are quite the comedian I must say!
You already have an your inspiration for creating works of art in the kitchen with a wonderful mama and a love to share your creative meals with, not to mention a life story so far to fill many of pages in a novel, you are a writer too, and you have made major strides in photography and have had shows and sold some of your work, and don't forget, you made a movie too....and it's been released! So there you have it! YOU DID IT!....and I know that everyone measures their own ideas of success differently, but in the eyes of all that care for you, you are a success! Keep on moving Mr. D..........

Ms. Conley said...

I want pasta carbonara....will that me on the menu? yum...good on yah J...a little quote I heard somewhere that I love.."a culture is only as great as its dreams, and dreams are dreamed by artists."

Magdalena said...

:-))) Very funny and wise :-))) Yes... Even a salad seller can be an arist. If he is doing it with all his heart. So maybe the answer is just to do, what we are doing, with all ours hearts. Then all of us will be the greater artists. Baci :-)

Justin Davis Davanzo said...

I have such wise friends...

shilvia said...

i adore this image, soothing!!!

Shawn Michel de Montaigne said...

A very well done blog. Bravo, sir.

You get one life. Might as well be the day you move on one of those goals. Nothing is guaranteed here; nothing is free. So jump in!

People won't understand your move. They'll call you crazy. You'll lose friends, make enemies. Oh, well. Authenticity in this culture is abhorred, not loved. Be authentic anyway.

I look forward to dropping in again soon.

Best--