This is my new life slogan that just popped into my head tonight while sitting quietly in Ariel's room waiting for her to fall asleep. It's been an interesting week, coming down off the adrenalin rush of finishing my course and enjoying some mellow evenings after coming home from work. But at the same time, we're still processing the shock of losing a dear friend from our church to cancer the other night, rather suddenly. Irene was one of the kindest people I've ever met, and it's strange & sad to realize every now and then that I won't be running into her at the store, on the street, or in the congregation anymore. If you're on Facebook, I invite you to visit the group that's been created in her memory. It's a rough road ahead for her family and friends who will miss her.
But amidst this sad turn of events, life does go on. I remember when we went through this same thing with Janet's mom several years ago, I said to Janet, "You know, it's strange, we're in the middle of one of the tragic things we may ever have to deal with in our lives, but at the same time, I've never felt more alive." So indeed there are many exciting things coming up on The Boundaries of Fantasia: friends adopting babies, Ariel's 2nd birthday, a trip to Yellowstone, animation festivals, Disneyland, teaching, and a few other events that shall remain a secret for now! So I say stay tuned and prepare for watching us live life to the fullest.
In other random news, my good friend Mario Pochat has recently started a website for animation in Vancouver, and posted a little interview with me here.