vicarious living

Yesterday my dad, my son and I went up to Charlotte to pick up my brother, who lives in Miami but was in town for the day on business.

As we drove back home doing that thing where you share what you've been up to since you were last together, I realized suddenly that I have this disconnect where I feel like my life is super-exciting-crazy-balls because of the worlds I live in while I'm writing... but that when I go to convey that excitement by actually talking about what I've been up to, it's just "I hunched over a computer screen and damaged my spine and got out of shape and all twitch-eyed."

It's weird.

I mean, yesterday I was on the beach and this crazy tatted-up Latino drug dealer was beating up this line cook guy while this surfer-kid I know watched, and then this ailing gay guy watching from his wheelchair on his back patio came out and...

You see?!?

My life is CRAZY.

Except it's also not. It's me and a computer and a whole lot of peanut-butter-and-honey sandwiches.

But today, I'm driving up to the RiverRun festival with my buddy Ben Joyner to watch our short film play on the big screen to, I dunno, possibly as many as fifty film-festivalgoers! We're talking real-life, communal film-watching! How exciting is that!?

It's nice, from time to time, to step away from this desk and actually have a real experience.

Sort of.

Two for Tea - Teaser Trailer from Ben Joyner on Vimeo.

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