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Scottie Thompson  Actress πŸ“½ Activist 🌍Soul Story Explorer πŸ’—βœ¨


"Every production of an artist should be an expression of an adventure of his soul." ~~ W Somerset Maugham ~~ Gearing up for the next work adventure got me like β˜ΊοΈπŸ’ƒπŸ»βœ¨ With a little #tbt from the wrap of the last one πŸ“Έ @eduardofierrosvc #adventure #happyplace #create

Old school epic at the Hollywood Bowl. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Music transports. Especially when crickets sing alongside this mastery. Which he wrote while deaf. Genius. Inspiration. #hollywoodbowl #classic
And I hadn't known the lyrics until last night, in all the times I listened before. They are beautiful, so I wanted to share. "O friends, no more of these sounds!
Let us sing more cheerful songs,
More songs full of joy!
Joy, bright spark of divinity,
Daughter of Elysium,
Fire-inspired we tread
Within thy sanctuary.

Thy magic power re-unites
All that custom has divided,
All men become brothers,
Under the sway of thy gentle wings.
Whoever has created
An abiding friendship,
Or has won
A true and loving wife,
All who can call at least one soul theirs,
Join our song of praise;
But those who cannot must creep tearfully
Away from our circle.
All creatures drink of joy
At natures breast.
Just and unjust
Alike taste of her gift;
She gave us kisses and the fruit of the vine,
A tried friend to the end.
Even the worm can feel contentment,
And the cherub stands before God!
Gladly, like the heavenly bodies
Which He sent on their courses
Through the splendor of the firmament;
Thus, brothers, you should run your race,
Like a hero going to victory!
You millions, I embrace you.
This kiss is for all the world!
Brothers, above the starry canopy
There must dwell a loving father."

I found this card cleaning out some things, given to me by a dear friend after a particularly challenging day of work years ago. I of course look back and laugh at the memory. It seemed I knew all about crying back then. If only I'd known the lessons to come; and still I know so few. I am overwhelmed with gratitude thinking back to that experience, that at the time brought tears, and also much laughter. And I miss it. Even the tears. They are beautiful. Although not to be overdone, I learn as I grow. Or try to learn. Every moment is precious. So often I forget. Thank you Cameron. Thank you to all those who sit with me when the challenges arise; sit by my tears, and share in laughter.
#muchlove #timeisprecious

Hanging with the trees... and no that's not me up there. I wish. #treetime

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" ~~ Rumi
1. The path is never clear
2. Sometimes you find little secret portals into other universes; other ways of seeing things. Nature, in all of her majesty, has created and continues to create these paths, for me at least. I am so grateful for those moments when I glimpse into a deeper truth. And forgiveness. And then comes the wonderful challenge of integrating those truths into my everyday. #thankyou

Magic touch bringing new life. I am grateful for the care you put into all that you love. #thankyou @arootahkah πŸ’– ~ "Il faut cultiver notre jardin" - Voltaire ~

It's getting intense up in here... #tbt to a #bts from Broken Ghost, directed by the amazing @happydirector .... coming soon! #brokenghost #indie #film

#wcw on this one here, the incredibly talented, inspiring, and fearless @strongbrenda and on the #bts Hair/MU magic maker @awmakeup_hair πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– #takemeback #womeninfilm #woman #director

With all the craziness happening in our country these days - and around the world, the busyness of every day, and the fast pace of online connection, I often get swept up and forget the little things. And to look up. The other day, I stopped at the local general store to get stamps, which they apparently don't sell (too bad I didn't know there's a post office twenty feet away). A man overheard me asking and randomly handed me a mostly used pack of Forever stamps. Said he literally just found them on the ground. I thought it was such a kismet moment.
So I just had to share this. It was such a beautiful little reminder moment that what makes this country beautiful are the human connections like this. I imagine community and connection is how we will last forever. After all this land has been here, and was peacefully inhabited, long before Independence Day. And it felt like an appropriate story to share today. #happy4th #fourthofjuly #celebrate

In villages in Senegal, they say the ancestors live in the trees. There, it is the sacred Baobab tree. And the ancestors emerge through masks carved from dead trees, masks that take shape not through a conscious mind shaping, but a deeper soul speaking to the artist carving. And then the wisdom of the ancestors is shared through stories sung and danced by villagers wearing masks.
I could feel ancestors here in California in these redwoods, this a burnt one surrounded by a grove of new ones, new life. I could almost see the faces emerging in the trunk, wanting to express and share wisdom. And I could see and sense new life, coming out of the old. And I remembered that story. #nature #love

Thank you for inspiring me to be a better human being, staying so calm and bright throughout all, and being such pure love. You deserve all the best @peytontwilson ✨I love you beyond. I am blessed you are my sister πŸ’– #love #missyoualready

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