An Oscar and an escalator...
Believe in your place.
I say this because it is the only grounding we have right now.
So, an evening ago in a bookstore, I ran into an Academy Award winning writer and director yadadada so on and so forth. Simply an artist that I respect and admire, whom I had the pleasure to meet a couple months back at a private screening for one of his films through a mutual degree of separation we both shared and whom I said out loud, literally and in my mindscape, I want to work with and meet again. Up four escalator flights in re-introductory banter into a chat about the perception of time on the top floor. Farewells eventually shared and now my point.
We all are exactly where we are supposed to be right now. Whether in what seems like the gutter or a righteous place, our placement is the accumulation of our choices. Granted we have the power to make them. Know that "the pull" has put us where we ought to be. It put me in that bookstore on that escalator at that exact second to share that moment that was meant to take place. The interconnectedness of seemingly unrelated events.
Even in the thick, I guarantee there are blessings. Signs, doors, gates, ropes, ladders, maps with fucking treasure X's on them screaming this way, outstretched hands to pull you out of the fire. It may not be the path expected, but sometimes you gotta get burned to learn. Whether burdened or divine. We all are right on time.