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January 26, 2012

The Dark Globe – Follow The Blue Brick Road

by darkjade68

THE DARK GLOBE – EDITORIAL – (2012) FOURTH EDITION

by DarkJade

Follow The Blue Brick Road… The Inner Wizard of Oz

 

 

Have you ever wished your world was more like “The Wizard of Oz”…

Some place that you could go, where everything was full of color

And beside you, were all of your best friends, supporting you as you go down the path “Yellow Brick Road” before you…

On some sort of Great Adventure… Where sure, there might be some risks, like an Evil Witch, or Flying Monkeys that might swipe your dog…

But the fact is, you’re with your best friends… And there will be many a night where by firelight, you’ll share each others hopes, and dreams…

And days full of laughter, and fresh air, fueled by the vastness of your imagination…

Why does this all make me think of Writing… It seems to me, in the middle of the night, when all the world is slumbering, and you are wide awake “CLICK CLICK CLICK”-ing away on your keyboard…

Bringing Worlds into Existence… And filling the room with endless, upon endless amounts of Bright and Vibrant Characters…

Hmm… As I sit here typing this, it becomes clearer and clearer… The life of a Writer, is much like a Life on the Other Side of the Rainbow…

The irony here is I never saw it coming… I spent so many years returning to Oz as some form of momentary escape… And I’m not talking about the Film, which is one of my Favorites by the way… But rather, that place of Wonderment, where your World is Limited only by the Extent of your Imagination.

Ha, to further vouch for this line of thinking, there was a short period in my twenties, where a few friends and I, after work, would head over to this Laser Tag Place…

And by the way, if you’ve never tried it, you should… What a blast.

Anyway I remember specifically what I called myself on the Game Card…

Oz.

So even as I was in the mist of rekindling the spirit of my youth by partaking in these Games, I still thought upon Oz, and all its Magic, and Wonderment…

The same can also be applied to “Neverland”, which by the way my Original Film Company Name when I was Studying Film/Working on Experimental Film Making, was “Neverland Films”…

And then there’s “Wonderland”, though the tenants seem to be a bit… Well… Mad, lol

Irony steps in again, as I actually played “The Caterpillar” in a Children’s Play Version that I was in when I was, oh I don’t know, 19?

But in the end, It’s Truly Oz that draws me time and time again to it… And more than that, the Emerald City… And Dorothy, and The Scarecrow, and The Tin Man…

And even The Cowardly Lion and Toto…

But truth be known, after further Reflection, Writing, and being a Writer, seems to be the “Yellow Brick Road” I”m looking for…

Or in my case, maybe the “Blue Brick Road”…

As Blue is surely my Favorite Color.

Thanks for Reading/Listening

DarkJade-

January 26, 2012

February Shoot Off! Help Us Choose the Theme (‘s)

by darkjade68

The Dark Globe February Shoot Off! Photography Contest

Help Us Choose our Themes

These are the ones that have been Suggested by Our Judges

 

 

Dark Globe Forum February Shoot Out!