This summer, my husband Ron and I took a road trip to Colorado. We visited friends and enjoyed the cool air and scenery.
In past years we would sit in the hot tub or on a porch or before a campfire and "build" things. We designed cabins, redesigned kitchens, and dreamed about future endeavors. To tell the truth, none of the designs was ever built; none of the paths we laid out were ever taken.
This year it was different. We made movies. Ron came up with an idea for a short meditation involving something in the landscape. We stopped the car, got out the camera, and began shooting. We toyed with things and took numberous shots. That evening I downloaded the "dailies" into iMovie and began editing. I had set up a blog for Ron to organize the videos. Then I pulished the video to YouTube and embedded the code into the post as I have done here.
Fortunately, almost everywhere we stayed had high speed internet so we had no difficulties carrying on the enterprise. When we were in Texas, we would just pull into a road side park, pop open the laptops, and we were in business. The parks are now all WiFi-ed. Amazing.
Yes, there were a few tense moments when we were on "take fifteen" and things still did not come out right, but all in all we worked well together.
As we sat one evening reflecting on the day's escapades, we realized that this was the first time we had begun one of our creative ventures and actually finished it. It felt good. We plan to keep it up.
For more of our videos, go to http://www.e-piphanies.com