Sunday, December 12, 2010

Giving Thanks

Most people put their "Thanksgiving" posts somewhere around Thanksgiving. I waited 'till December.

Yesterday we had our wrap party for Earthkiller. Much wine and amusing fruity drinks flowed. The conversation went from Dr. Who (it was agreed that Maggie Smith should be the next Doctor), to Jane Austin, to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and, I believe, swung back to Dr. Who.)

And I thought to myself how wonderful it is to be surrounded by so many talented, interesting, and dedicated people. I can count among my friends such wonderful and insightful artists and can work with them and have a wonderful time doing the things I dream of doing.

There's a quote in Macbeth
And that which should accompany old age,
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have
 Which has always made sense to me.  I think, for instance, that my father has achieved those things which should "accompany old age". The respect he has of his peers, those who have worked for him over the last 50-odd years, his family, his friends, that's the point of life, right?

And at this party yesterday I felt, these are the sort of people who I want to share my time on Earth with. These are the people whom I am blessed to count as my friends. This is the reason to be here.

And I give thanks for that.


Daddy D said...

That is beautiful, friend. I am so sorry that I couldn't be there yesterday, though I was there in spirit.

Beckett and Karen send their love, and we all look forward to seeing you at the Day 2 screening.

Best, and happiest holiday goodness,

Nat said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but where's our party video?! ;-)

Andrew Bellware said...

My snotty answer is "If you didn't come to the party, you can't see it!"

But my real answer is: "You have to ask Maduka."