I’ve worn glasses from as long as I can remember. One pair was a beautiful pair of pearl blue glasses that I wore in 1st grade. I have to admit that I was very self conceous about wearing glasses. It wasn’t like today when it is hip and people have several incredibly kool pairs of glasses….no…back then you only had one pair of glasses.
So…back to first grade and it was recess and we were playing a game …boys together with the girls ( how very progressive) Everybody got in a large circle and a little boy would run around the outside of the circle behind everyone and held on to a hanky and when they were behind a little girl they had a crush on they would drop the hanky and then the little girl would try to grab the hanky and run and catch him.. Most of the little boys wanted to drop the hanky behind Valerie, who had two blond braids and adorable bangs and does NOT wear glasses. I had a huge crush on Mike Bus and was praying he would put the hanky behind me….but I knew he wouldn’t !
The game was just about over I was sad because not just Mike,,,,but no little boy had put the hanky behind me. Then a little boy came up to me and I thought he was going to go behind me and drop the hanky, but instead he said to my face…,”no one picked you cause you are a 4 eyed monster. I remember how much that hurt me, and I was fighting back tears and yelled…” I am not a 4 eyed monster any more, as I crunched my pearl blue glasses under my shoe and straight into the ground…. “There, I am NO 4 EYED MONSTER.
Cut to walking home after school and I was soooo proud of myself. Congratulating myself for standing up for myself.!!! Yeah!!!! I am short but I am strong!…I am young but no one messes with me!… I arrived home and walked tall through the front door and couldn’t wait to tell my mother about what happened….I was sure she would be so proud of me. My mother took a long look at me and then said…”Where are your beautiful new pearl blue glasses?” I told her the story as I mimed me squishing my glasses into the ground with my foot and to my incredible shock, my mother sent me straight to my room!
The Come Away With Me cast and crew had a great time at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Co stars Ellen Gerstein and Charlie Robinson were embraced by the audience for there touching performances.
The music team Ellen Gerstein (Song Writer), Catherine Grealish(Composer), Ralph Guzzo (Producer) and Hollie Cavanagh (singer) were thrilled to see the original song for the film on the big screen.
Ellen Gerstein enjoyed being on the panel with other film makers from the shorts program Edoardo Ponti and Eric Otten.
I went to WorldFest- Houston Film Festival for the premier screening of my short film Come Away With Me. Everything is big in Houston the crowds, the theaters and the response.Everyone was so enthusiastic about my film. Opening Night Gala was great. The films I went to were wonderful. I was honored to be selected for the Platinum Remi Award. Thank you Hunter Todd and the WordFest organizers for putting together a class act festival.
I went to WorldFest- Houston Film Festival for the premier screening of my short film Come Away With Me.
I was honored to be selected for the Platinum Remi Award. Thank you Hunter Todd and the WordFest organizers for putting together a class act festival.
Everything is big in Houston the crowds, the theaters and the response.Everyone was so enthusiastic about my film. Opening Night Gala was great. The films I went to were wonderful.
I remember when my mom use to say….OY! time is just flying by1……..and as usual she was right….I wish she was here so I could tell her. I do have the feeling that it’s going to be a great year to do..do .do… To start and finish projects that I long to do…yes! Now is the time…..If not now….then WHEN!
Starting to work on my one woman show….My Psychotherapy ComeBack Tour….
A homeless therapist making a comeback. I am really looking forward to 2015.
So we are into the holiday season….WOW…I love all the decorations and lights festivities. …I wish some of the lights could stay up all year……but I don’t like the traffic!!!.I LOVE getting together with friends!!!!! Can’t help it ….I love the food!
I wish for everyone to have a wonderful…Holiday…..and a healthy…Happy New Year..
Forge Ahead with Love!!!!