I’m honestly not sure if this makes me feel better or worse:
“Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs…, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment.With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” – David Ackert, LA TIMES.
The only way to keep doing it, is to thrive on the chaos and uncertainty. Which makes actors some of the bravest people I know – and some of the best, if sometimes most frustrating, people to work with 🙂
It should make you feel better because you took a chance and nothing is a pipe dream unless you let it be. Take it from someone who wasn’t brave enough to pursue her own dream and regret it every morning. I wish I had took it. And I insist, you come up with very good ideas. For what I have seen at least.
I should make a poster of the sentence in the picture and place it on the wall in front of my desk where I study…double gulp 🙂