Sunday, April 09, 2006

IC Order 4/7/06

Iowa City order, 4/7/06

1. "Tender Young Age," by Robert LaCross and Danielle Santangelo (Little Robert gets his finger comforted sex-style by mommy)
2. "Stop Being Sad or I'll Beat You Up," by King Sophie (guitar song about a sad alien)
3. "A Piece for Eli," by Dick Roberts (Eli chooses prospective colleges based on funny names)
3.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #1," by Aprille Clarke (Woman wants to hurt a salesman)
4. "Carrie's Father," by Adam Hahn (monologue about a dying man and the narrator's relationship with his daughter)
5. "Long Story," by Evan Schenck (How'd those human heads get in Evan's backpack?)
6. "Act II, Scene 7 of Whatever I Title It (OR It's a Writer's Forum, so Suck It!" by Eli Wilkinson (I'm sorry, I don't remember. It helps to have a title that somehow relates to your piece, people!)
6.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #2," by Aprille Clarke (Lady puts razor blades in cheesecake)
7. "CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," by Matt Benyo (the true story of the misunderstood love of Christopher Robin and Pooh, which ends in tragedy)
8. "Thanksgiving 2000," by Adam Hahn (a man's plan to get love by trapping himself and a lady in a Y2K shelter ends up crappy)
9. "Four Instant Cures for Depression: Beer, 'A' Raisin in the Sun, Twister, and No Gays," by Patrick Ashcraft III" (Patrick and Mecial speculate on different ways to escape from their ennui)
10. "Hot Stone Hypnotherapy," by Aprille Clarke (A guy helps a lady find her past lives, and she's not who she thought she was)
11. "Vampire," by Eric Landuyt (First-person account of what it feels like to be a vampire and how he relates to his victims)
11.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #3," by Aprille Clarke (Little girl loses her teeth. Was it from the candy??)
12. "Questionable Taste," by Jon Shelton (Jon and Eli have an ambiguous exchange centered around Skittles)
13. "Alligators in the Sewers!" by The Return of Sid Glissen (Patrick squats on a table and performs a poem about alligators)

34 Comments:

Blogger Shelton said...

3.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #1," by Aprille Clarke (Woman wants to hurt a salesman) - I might do a ful review later, but I just had to say something about this piece. This piece reminded me of this time when I was eating an Ice cream cone, and thought it would be a funny idea to kidnap someone, strip them naked, paint them white, and make thousands of tiny cuts all over their body and watch the blood ooze out. Keep in mind that I was eating one of those soft-serve ice cream cones where it has ribbons of syrup running through it, you know what I mean? So, like, when you bite into it, and hit a vein of syrup, it starts oozing. So I 'm trying to imitate the ice cream cone with a human. This wasn't just some random thought I had. But I still think that image would be really funny. You know what? fuck it. I'm going to do a full review right now.

1. "Tender Young Age," by Robert LaCross and Danielle Santangelo - I was creeped out in a VERY good way by this.

2. "Stop Being Sad or I'll Beat You Up," by King Sophie - I really like the way King Sophie is progressing as a writer. This is easily one of the best pieces she's done.

3. "A Piece for Eli," by Dick Roberts - If I really wanted to impersonate Eli's dad, I would have needed to have spent the entire evening smoking pot to "get into character"

3.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #1," by Aprille Clarke - I already reviewed this.

4. "Carrie's Father," by Adam Hahn - I was going to say this last week: Adam's serious pieces frighten me. I don't know what it is about them, but Adam being serious is just...unsettling to me.

5. "Long Story," by Evan Schenck - I liked how it took Evan a long time to finish the Mr. Pibb. Oh wait, I mean Mr Pibb. What the hell is up eith them not using the period on the can?

6. "Act II, Scene 7 of Whatever I Title It -

6.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #2," by Aprille Clarke - We should have some cheesecake at No Shame. Cheesecake night. God, that would be delicious.

7. "CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," by Matt Benyo - This was my favorite piece of the night. I got to use a gun, and it involved Winnie the Pooh. What's not to love?

8. "Thanksgiving 2000," by Adam Hahn - If that idea would work, I would build a bomb shelter in a second.

9. "Four Instant Cures for Depression: Beer, 'A' Raisin in the Sun, Twister, and No Gays," by Patrick Ashcraft III" - As long as I'm suggesting stuff for no shame, why don't we have some twister, too. Cheesecake and twister. That would be hot and delicious.

10. "Hot Stone Hypnotherapy," by Aprille Clarke - Was that ballerina real? I'm serious. I don't know.

11. "Vampire," by Eric Landuyt - When Eric started this piece, I had forgotten what the name of it was. I was really confused by it. Other than that, It was good.

11.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #3," by Aprille Clarke - You gotta be firm with your kids.

12. "Questionable Taste," by Jon Shelton - Did you get the joke? Rainbows are the gays' symbol, so theoretically, "Tasting the Rainbow" could mean gay sex. Get it? Gay sex is funny! Ha ha!

You got it without my help, didn't you?

Damn.

13. "Alligators in the Sewers!" by The Return of Sid Glissen - There needs to be more insane poetry at No Shame. Maybe I should initiate it...

4/09/2006 8:57 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Huh, I find it funny that no one remembers my piece. I guess it shows that if you do something like a selection of a play you are working on that people tune out and don't care to pay any attention. Huh. Weird. Oh the original title was "Eli does Mamet" meaning I did a David Mamet style scene about a cop who euthenizes his brother. But not that it matters anyway since probably no one got that from hearing it. If they were actually listening that is. Oh well. This week's experiment is over. What ev.

4/09/2006 10:52 PM  
Blogger timm said...

i'm sorry eli, i don't remember your piece eiher

4/10/2006 12:23 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Oh well. It's okay. No harm.... although I cry at night...

4/10/2006 1:18 AM  
Blogger aprille said...

Eli said...

"I guess it shows that if you do something like a selection of a play you are working on that people tune out and don't care to pay any attention."

Eli, quit playing the martyr. The simple fact is I couldn't remember your piece when I was posting the order because the title had nothing to do with the content and therefore didn't trigger any memories for me. It has nothing to do with not "car[ing] to pay any attention." I'm guessing it's the same thing for other people.

4/10/2006 8:45 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Aprille, I was just joking around by taking things very melodramatically. It was mainly a stab at shelton who didn't write anything, not at you. You all should know to not take the things I say seriously unless I say "seriously". Most of the time I'm just talking out of my ass. Sorry for the confusion.

4/10/2006 12:36 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

On a completely other note, today Haley Joel Osment turned 18! Happy birthday Haley.

Boy how the years go by, I remember when he was just a kid, seeing dead people... oh how the years go by...

4/10/2006 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Shelton said...

So what you're saying is, the Sixth Sense kid is legal. Hmmm...

4/10/2006 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Remus the Wild Yak said...

Actually, wouldn't he have been legal two years ago, then? (If I remember the Village Inn discussion from last Friday correctly...)

Still, it's kind of a scary thought.

4/10/2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger Mortimer said...

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4/10/2006 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Hey, how 'bout a review!

1. "Tender Young Age," by Robert LaCross and Danielle Santangelo
Short, but sweet in an Oedipal fantasy sort of way.
2. "Stop Being Sad or I'll Beat You Up," by King Sophie
Not so short, but sweet in a way that anyone who’s felt sad and lonely can identify with.
3. "A Piece for Eli," by Dick Roberts
As soon as I heard “Morehead State”, I knew where this was going. It was still fun, though. I liked the joke about the City High skanks.
3.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #1," by Aprille Clarke
Short, but sweet in a cruelly funny way.
4. "Carrie's Father," by Adam Hahn
This was a really moving piece. Adam keeps getting better and better.
5. "Long Story," by Evan Schenck
Evan’s writing is always great, but I felt like this piece could have used a little more energy. Of course, I was in it, so that’s partly on my shoulders.
6. "Act II, Scene 7 of Whatever I Title It (OR It's a Writer's Forum, so Suck It!" by Eli Wilkinson
I also can’t really remember this one, but I seem to recall thinking it was okay at the time.
6.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #2," by Aprille Clarke
Short, but really sweet in a very clever, biting way. Razor blades do make a mean cheesecake!
7. "CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," by Matt Benyo
It could have been just “Brokeback Hundred-Acre Wood”, but then the CareBears came in and made the conclusion much more effective and disturbing (in a good way).
8. "Thanksgiving 2000," by Adam Hahn
Lest we forget, Adam is also capable of being really funny. A clever setup with the scheme for love going wrong. There was also that underlying poignance that I really like in all of Adam’s work.
9. "Four Instant Cures for Depression: Beer, 'A' Raisin in the Sun, Twister, and No Gays," by Patrick Ashcraft III"
This one was okay, but it could have used more energy. Perhaps the actors got a little too into their malaise.
10. "Hot Stone Hypnotherapy," by Aprille Clarke
I missed most of this one as I was out of the room.
11. "Vampire," by Eric Landuyt
This could have been better if I’d memorized it.
11.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #3," by Aprille Clarke
Short, and kind of sweet, but not as sweet as the first two.
12. "Questionable Taste," by Jon Shelton
Short, but oh so sweet. I really enjoyed it.
13. "Alligators in the Sewers!" by The Return of Sid Glissen
Short, but sweet in a goofy way. Patrick’s crouching and gesticulating helped the piece.

4/10/2006 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Haley Joel Osment said...

I was legal in Iowa two years ago. But now I can buy cigarettes and porn! and my father wont be commiting statutory rape when he sleeps with me at night.

4/10/2006 6:09 PM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

1. "Tender Young Age," by Robert LaCross and Danielle Santangelo

Sexy Mom will only lead to that boy having problems later in life. Tsk.

2. "Stop Being Sad or I'll Beat You Up," by King Sophie

I think everybody here knows how I feel about sad aliens, but I'll reiterate it just in case: Fucking go back to Sirius, aliens. We know your game, you're just here to eat hamsters and steal all of our water. Seriously, you better get the fuck off of our planet before Rowdy Roddy Piper gets here with his magic sunglasses.

But actually, no, I liked this quite a bit. My favorite line was the one about how "Sad sad alien only has one eye, sad sad alien can only halfway cry." I thought that was genius.

3. "A Piece for Eli," by Dick Roberts

I thought Eli and Shelton acted this out pretty effectively and the jokes were good, but the punchline was a bit weak.

3.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #1," by Aprille Clarke

I'm just going to review these as a group--they were entertaining and very brief, with a winning formula. Aprille is on stage, says something unexpectedly horrible, the end.

4. "Carrie's Father," by Adam Hahn

This was very sad and poignant and demonstrates why I like Adam Hahn the best out of all the performers.

6. "Act II, Scene 7 of Whatever I Title It (OR It's a Writer's Forum, so Suck It!" by Eli Wilkinson

Ummm... I'm just drawing a blank. I'm sure it was good, it's just it was like four days ago that I saw it and I can't remember.

7. "CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," by Matt Benyo

As disturbed as I was by the thought of redneck man-on-bear sex, I thought it was well executed. The bears were actually very sinister at the end, especially Shelton.

8. "Thanksgiving 2000," by Adam Hahn

Good skit, good concept.

9. "Four Instant Cures for Depression: Beer, 'A' Raisin in the Sun, Twister, and No Gays," by Patrick Ashcraft III"

Ennui indeed. The acting was a little understated but that was probably appropriate.

10. "Hot Stone Hypnotherapy," by Aprille Clarke

Ewww, gross. But very interesting.

11. "Vampire," by Eric Landuyt

I enjoy vampires to the extent that their being vampires justifies me killing them in various brutal ways. There's nothing like lopping off a head and stuffing it with holy wafers.

12. "Questionable Taste," by Jon Shelton

Right to the point and very entertaining.

13. "Alligators in the Sewers!" by The Return of Sid Glissen

The poem was terrible but it was performed with panache. Kudos.


ERIC--
"Evan’s writing is always great, but I felt like this piece could have used a little more energy. Of course, I was in it, so that’s partly on my shoulders."

I disagree, in my opinion (and I hope I'm not spoiling things as the writer saying this) the piece depended on understatement and slow pacing. It's a basic story concept wherein the characters are faced with a horrible circumstance but react as if it were normal. I thought you did fine.

4/10/2006 7:03 PM  
Anonymous King Sophie said...

1. "Tender Young Age," by Robert LaCross and Danielle Santangelo
Ah nostalgia.

2. "Stop Being Sad or I'll Beat You Up," by King Sophie
It makes me happy AND sad that you could identify with this one sad alien which I knew once.

3. "A Piece for Eli," by Dick Roberts
I liked it. Actually, I kind of don't remember it very clearly, but I remember enjoying it. There's some constructive criticism for you.

3.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #1," by Aprille Clarke
Ha.

4. "Carrie's Father," by Adam Hahn
Possibly my favorite piece of the night. Probably. It is the one that stuck with me the longest. I thought the way it kind of jumped in between two related stories until they melted together at the end was very effective. It's not everyone who can do a piece like that without it just seeming like someone reading a story. Excellently carried out so as to make it more theatrical and keep it interesting.

5. "Long Story," by Evan Schenck
Oh man. Genius. I have to say. I expected it to be some kind of dead humans or dead human parts.

6. "Act II, Scene 7 of Whatever I Title It (OR It's a Writer's Forum, so Suck It!" by Eli Wilkinson
Oh no! Somebody remind me of what it was! I remember liking it though. Honestly. I remember watching it and thinking "Hmm, what piece is this?" and then I decided it must be Eli's piece. If I were reminded of what it was I could much better review it.

7. "CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," by Matt Benyo
The beginging got me interested, but it kind of never delivered on its promise. There seemed to be a lot of talking that didn't really comunicate much. Parts of it inspired a chuckle, however. Such as when the narrator revealed his identity.

8. "Thanksgiving 2000," by Adam Hahn
Reminded me so much of that horrible movie which I think is British and has blonde Keira Knightly... The Hole. Gross and frightening. I recomend it.

9. "Four Instant Cures for Depression: Beer, 'A' Raisin in the Sun, Twister, and No Gays," by Patrick Ashcraft III"
Ha. Their bored depressed-sounding voices made it all worth it.

10. "Hot Stone Hypnotherapy," by Aprille Clarke
Nice. It was kind of an unexpected twist or something to that effect for what seemed like a fairly ridiculous story to have a more serious conclusion.

11. "Vampire," by Eric Landuyt
I was creeped out before I figured out he was a vampire (because evidently I don't remember titles.) Kudos on the performance of it I suppose. Also aren't Kudos those granola bars with M&Ms and other unexpected substances in them?

12. "Questionable Taste," by Jon Shelton A good example of how commercials only cause confusion.

13. "Alligators in the Sewers!" by The Return of Sid Glissen
Brilliant. The exclamation point adds the necessary... exlamation. I am sucking at reviewing things. Sorry little buddies, better luck next time.

4/10/2006 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

There you go, Eli's piece was the one about the cop confessing. I thought it was very powerful in the way it was written and the way it was performed with the characters not looking at eachother.

4/10/2006 8:50 PM  
Anonymous ELvIs said...

Everyone is teasing me... even the high schoolers. I blame Evan for giving me the 'writers block' preventing me from writing something good.

4/10/2006 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Still-Relevant Announcements and Updates:

-Last night, Ted the Dog was found.

-Yes, Shame! in City High's Little Theatre every other Tuesday at 8 PM. Go TONIGHT!

-Eric's TV show "Iowa Desk and Couch", Sundays at 8 PM on UITV

-No Shame at Riverfest
We have two time slots on Saturday, April 29: 10:15-10:45 AM and 5:15-5:45 PM. This is a great opportunity to promote No Shame generally and for you personally to expose your art to a wider audience. These shows will be outdoors, so we need pieces without lighting requirements appropriate for an all-ages audience. We have to set the order and give them scripts by April 20, so if you want to be a part of this you need to e-mail a script to a board member (e.g., me: JerkyPnut@aol.com) as soon as possible, no later than this weekend.

-The Mainstage production of "Betty's Summer Vacation" by Chris Durang opens this Thursday.

4/11/2006 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Just out of curiousity, what did the people who forgot I was a vampire think I was talking about before I said I was a vampire?

P.S. Hooray for Ted!

4/11/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger Mortimer said...

1. "Tender Young Age," by Robert LaCross and Danielle Santangelo
Poignient, yes. Fresh, not so much.

2. "Stop Being Sad or I'll Beat You Up," by King Sophie
Wasn't this the theme song for t.v.'s 'Widget the World Watcher'?

3. "A Piece for Eli," by Dick Roberts
This piece was mildly funny in concept, but was certainly enhanced in the execution thereof.

3.5. "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #1," by Aprille Clarke
These are hilarious. Sort of a psycopathic Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy.

4. "Carrie's Father," by Adam Hahn
This piece was very affecting, but I think I was moved more by last week's piece of the same style.

5. "Long Story," by Evan Schenck
Mr. Pibb went back to school. His G.E.D. was no match for the PhD of his Nemesis. Funny concept. I found the most comedy in the reactions of the roommate, because even though he was upset, he wasn’t nearly as upset as he should have been. It was like the same amount of anger he would have had about his roommate throwing a party without his consent. It was like sigh “my stupid roommate just cut some heads off again”

6. "Act II, Scene 7 of Whatever I Title It (OR It's a Writer's Forum, so Suck It!" by Eli Wilkinson
I didn’t forget this piece, but I would have had a hard time matching it to the appropriate title. It was an interesting scene. I would have liked to see more dynamics or context.

7. "CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," by MORTIMER SNERT
This piece could have been funny if it wasn’t PLAGARIZED. ‘nuff said.

8. "Thanksgiving 2000," by Adam Hahn
Allegedly this true story eventually became the basis for a popular children’s story. Was that story ‘blast from the past’ starring Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, and Christopher Walken?

9. "Four Instant Cures for Depression: Beer, 'A' Raisin in the Sun, Twister, and No Gays," by Patrick Ashcraft III"
Twister with gays will always end with heartache. This sketch reminded me of the opening scene from the color purple.

10. "Hot Stone Hypnotherapy," by Aprille Clarke
This was my favorite of the ‘talkie type’ pieces. I thought the whole piece was brilliant.

11. "Vampire," by Eric Landuyt
I’ve always HATED vampires…until I saw this piece. I guess I never realized that they’re just normal guys. Like you and me.

12. "Questionable Taste," by Jon Shelton
This was funny, but I wanted to see Jon feed Eli Skittles with his Snuffy Snuffaluffagus type beard.

13. "Alligators in the Sewers!" by The Return of Sid Glissen
You win this round, Sid Glissen.

4/11/2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger Mortimer said...

Mr. Wilkinson the first-
in response to your accusation, i wish to clarify. the piece CareBears live in care-a-lot WAS plagarized. plagarazied from me, which is why it appears in my blog. it was submitted under a false name, when i should have rightfully been credited for it.

4/11/2006 4:26 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

So am I safe in saying that there is no NO Shame this week because of the emergency situation and the fact it is the weekend before easter? Or am I mistaken?

4/14/2006 3:44 PM  
Blogger ibm5_25 said...

Is there any word about No Shame this week?
I was assuming and hoping that it would be a go.

4/14/2006 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Remus the Wild Yak said...

Same here...this area (Theater Building, etc) is relatively untouched, so there shouldn't be any safety issues from the storm... and I know that last week no one mentioned No Shame being off because of the holidays.

4/14/2006 5:54 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Well even though the TB was not touched at all, with the holiday, the rest of the town in a "state of emergency" , and the university cancelling classes and whatnot, some of have thought that maybe there wouldn't be a show. Personally I am waiting for a member of the board to write on the blog before I head back up to IC for a show. 'Cause traffic in town sucks.

4/14/2006 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Other than purely speculative rumors, I have found no indication that we will be without a show tonight.

Please come, and bring your friends.

4/14/2006 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Remus the Wild Yak said...

Hooray!

4/14/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

well darn... I missed the show to watch "Goodnight and Good Luck"... pooey

Oh and Snert. If the piece was stolen from you then how come it was posted 3 days after it was performed? Or is this all an ellaborate hoax. fool me once... people die. fool me twice... people will still die only much more painfully. Ever heard of death by pleniloquence? Which is it scary puppet?

4/14/2006 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Jesus, Eli, if you want to post a message seven hours before the show announcing there is no show, you could at least try to call a board member first. I'm in the phone book.

4/15/2006 10:08 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Adam, that comment did come off as really dickish. The post you were refering to was a question I was intending for you.

4/15/2006 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Eli,

My complaint was more with your timing than your content. It took me five hours to reply (the entire board could have easily been too busy to read the blog Friday), which meant that on the day of the show the last word was "There is no show" longer than it was "There is a show".

Anyway, I'm just mad because we all missed you Friday night and if you would have called me before the show I would have told you to come.

4/15/2006 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many people try to achieve goals. Most fail. Some strive, work hard and plan for all the details yet they achieve little or nothing at all. Others strive, work hard, plan and achieve huge success. Yet there are a few individuals who do little else than take small steps and seem to achieve a great deal with what seems like effortlessness. What is the difference between these people and which one would you like to be?
Most members of the human race fall into two categories - those who live in the past and those who live in the future. Most live in the past. Many of these are the people who achieve very little in their lives and are so fearful of the future that they dare not strike out to get anything. They are the under-achievers who hang onto bad episodes in their lives and either relive them time and again or look at new situations as similar potentialities. They say things like "all men are deceivers" or "all women are interested in is money" or "I can't do it. I tried before and it didn't work so why bother!". Due to bad experiences in the past they believe that all future events will turn out the same way if they dare to go after what they want.
The other type of person lives in the future. This type tends to create more of the things they want in life. They have a vision of where they want to go and exactly how they are going to get there. They work diligently at making concrete plans and they pursue those plans with a persistent ferocious appetite for success. These people are the high achievers - The Richard Branson and Bill Gates of the world. These people have much to teach us about setting and achieving goals.
However, there is a third type of person who almost goes unnoticed. They are the person who takes life in its stride and yet achieve most of what they want. I am sure you know of such a person in your life that just seems to saunter through life and yet they always come out on top. Or a person who you hear of that has decided to open a shop. You meet them a few months later and they have three shops all doing well! So what makes these people so successful and if they aren't living in the past and aren't living in the future where are they living?
I suppose you guessed it! Whether they are consciously aware of it or not they are living in the present. It is in the 'living' present that we have our greatest power. Everything happens in the present. You live your entire life there - even if your mind does not!
By becoming more aware of the present and by 'accepting' it as it is we are much more in control of our emotions and focus. When we live in the past we are fearful of making bad choices and/or getting hurt. We do not wish to recreate the past again! When we live in the future we can also be fearful of what might happen. But even if your future vision is full of power and worthy of working towards many people can, and often do, get stuck there. By constantly reaching for bigger and better goals they fail to enjoy what they have in the moment.
If you wish to start living a life that is almost effortless begin first by living in the present. Accept your situation the way it is and then you can enjoy what you have. Your focus changes from a memory of what was or a vision of what might be to a realization of what is. You become much more empowered to then see the beauty of life and also look at where you wish to make changes. But to make changes you must first accept the situation as it is. Trying to escape from your present only increases your focus on your problems by creating resistance to what is. Accept your life as it is now. Make no judgement, just accept it and then you will be free of doubt, worry, pain and fear. For you only experience these things when you live outside the 'moment'. hypnosis

5/21/2006 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Sean Cody said...

I just wish that 1% of the interent community understood this topic as well as you did. Thankyou!
Have a great one.
Sean Cody

7/02/2006 4:11 AM  
Blogger Gef said...

Hey that is way cool! Thanks for the insight
Sean Cody

7/15/2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger Gef said...

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8/03/2006 10:04 PM  

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