Video by big flavor films, based in austin, tx.
The world is in crisis mode right now and as we roam about the Maenad apartment/studio trying to keep ourselves busy by filming what we can, watching endless movies projected on our living room wall, and writing things that have become akin to “all news and no work makes the Maenad’s stir crazy girls”, we have come to some fascinating realizations. One, losing track of the day and time is way too easy when you have zero expectations to be anywhere. To my elderly parents whom I consistently harp on for forgetting almost everything, touché, you are only circumstantially senile. And B, these are serious times to re-evaluate how we are treating ourselves, our fellow human beings, and our world.
Every generation has had an epic world crisis. From plagues to world wars, the struggle of being a human is personal, tragic, and fragile. We are all uniquely effected by events surrounding us, we are all handling this current crisis as differently as we handle personal trauma, but make no mistake, what happens to each individual in this world, happens to us all. The reverberations of suffering can be felt through the collective conscious, so what has this worldwide pandemic truly taught us, connection.
As we continue to learn new ways and bring back old ways of connection, we are being given a gift at a high price. Many of us are fighting for our lives, those of us that are lucky enough to survive, we have a choice how we move forward from now on.
Thank you to everyone supporting one another through this monumental moment in history and thank you to big flavor films for this beautiful video. I leave you with a quote from Viktor Frankl that has been on my mind as of late, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” We are the choices we make, and now is a time to make some big ones.