WORKING TITLE – The name of your project – WE FIND WAYS TO CONTINUE
GENRE – [Music Video, Comedic Short or Documentary] ANIMATED SHORT FROM AN ORIGINAL POEM.
OVERALL TONE – SAD BUT HOPEFUL. – Utopian / New / Bright / Saturated COLORS / Small in SCOPE, CINEMATIC.
Outline – Character Breakdown – A young adolescent girl age 12 – 14yrs, Ayesha, Native American, artist / poet. They [her family] are holding a wake in a house on the beach. Today is the day of her mother’s funeral she takes a break from the ceremonies and goes to the beach to unwind and reflect. About the last 24 hours and her future. Who will take care of her? Who will she go to for solace and respite? She is on the promenade overlooking the water at the tide coming in and remembering her mother being laid to rest.
WE FIND WAYS TO CONTINUE
The wind leaped between a whisper and a sigh;
Seizing the tufts of my pink gauze, shirt at every folded indentation;
Caressing my body, wrapping cool grey sand, Round and about my bronzed and buttered toes.
As a receding torch of amber peach sunlight – Stretches from the horizon to the shore;
Melting into the voluptuous curves of a tormented sea,
Under a small orphaned cloud, near an abandoned castle,
This is where she sings to me in her deepest blue velvet voice —
“We find ways to continue.”
As you and I breathe, the tide ebbs as it flows
To mourn what has passed and to weep, to be reborn –
As we feel its sorrows letting go –
To bathe us in its Sanctity’s Soul.
MIXED Co. (Summer 1979)