Back to a place we've remember years ago.
To a place we've never been.
To a memory.
A song can be like that for me. Wonderwall by Oasis takes me back to when I was 17 driving in my 1981 Chevy two-tone red and black Blazer, driving home from a basketball game. Mariah Carey's Always Be My Baby brings me back to when my husband I were dating; singing it together, laughing and smiling.
A scent can be like that for me. Popcorn takes me to a time when my parents would bring us to the Western Washington State Fair when we would walk around, riding the fair rides with my brothers. Fresh cut grass takes me to the first home I lived with my adoptive parents; stepping outside in the backyard during the crisp, summer nights. Swinging on the homemade swings my dad made for us.
Film has always taken me places, too. It's always been my white rabbit.
I love how in film-- a movie, takes me to a place, invites me on a journey. A journey that I may have never been on or one I have been on a million times. I like to follow that journey to escape life. I like to follow that journey to gain creativity and thought that I may not have had before. It brings me memories of times I've forgotten. It's taken me to another universe where you can choose the red pill or the blue pill. It's taken me to 18th century England, where women relied on marriage to survive for the rest of their life. It's taken me to Frank Capra's pre-World War 2, where a man who wishes his life away because he looses what he thinks matters most in this world, then finds out--
no man is a failure who has friends.
I think that's why I love screenwriting.
It's the words on the page that transform to screen that are projected before our very eyes.
It's in the writing. That's the beginning of the journey.
It's the start of it all.
what do you follow to that place of creativity?