With their bounty and spirit, many friends have enriched my world in 2019.
From writing groups to movie sets, meditation retreats to arthouse hangouts & the yellow apartment; this year I reveled amongst a community of compassionate, visionary, free-thinking, kindred souls. Some lifelong friends––who’ve become family––others; inspired, introspective, aware new characters who’ve helped color these last 300&60-something days into a decadent social adventure.
Diep and Luis, two of the most loyal, caring people one could befriend; thank you for kindly sharing your space and embrace with me this past year. Your home and company provide me refuge and true friendship. To Steven Napier, where do I even begin? You’re a tender and honest representation of the person I strive to be. Thank you for always being a stable pillar of support in my life. Brent Klein is my next of kin. The End. #Family… Thank you for being my mirror and holding me accountable. To Bianca, Lolly, Brent, & Neil––the coolest kids I know––the group chat––I am honored to share years upon years of tales, laughter, and friendship with each of you. To Lewis, my Best friend, brother, and counselor––for the longest you’ve been my saving grace. Your quiet will to listen and understand me, your words of advice, and your humor, are all reminders of why I am spoiled to have you as my longest and strongest friendship. To Vini, Laural, Tumpale, Meg, Sarah Beck, Katie Eltz, Terri Vargas, and The Green Family, Thank you for the love, Ladies!
Additional thank you(s) to Chiet Productions, Ian Coblyn, Marvin Diaz, Tricia Parris, Andy Newman, Snog Productions, People’s Television, Mariya James, Marlene Morris & Galewind Films, Jed Rife & Jed Rife Films, Jonathan Cohen & Paradigm Sound, Tom Kaufman & Kaufman Productions Services Inc., Aimee Schlectman-Eisler, Namesake Content Productions, Scott Phelps & SMP Entertainment, and Daphne McWilliams & Seventh Child Productions for providing cultivated opportunities to work in film production this year. I cannot express how grateful I am to each of you for your part in my reaching my dreams.
And to everyone I haven’t named, thank you ALL for being members of my virtuous tribe of light.
P.S. thank you African People…