| ||Heart Shaped Eureka Moment|
Sometimes I think our thoughts swim in our heads with their own currents and tides. And that when a realization or revelation rises to the surface or arrives on our cerebral shore like mental flotsam and jetsam there is no guarantee it'll be there for long. The surf may take it out again.
This often happens to me at night when I'm drifting off to sleep and the thoughts that usually are at the forefront begin to tuck themselves into the folds of my brain. That is, new ideas float to the surface as I begin to drift to sleep. And these ideas or moments of clarity rarely stick around until the morning.
This is the moment when I pull the covers off me and head to my laptop, even sans glasses, to write a few lines. Sometimes it's a character speaking, sometimes it's an idea on how to proceed with a problem I've been thinking about.
Last night it was a solution. A solution that I realized allows me to submit to Aurora's Global Age Project.
You see, the purpose of the Global Age Project is that the plays address life in the 21st century. That doesn't mean it has to be a play about technology, but for me it has meant I've submitted my first three plays in the past few years which all deal with social justice issues.
Since my latest plays aren't social justice plays I was trying to figure out if I could submit this year. Specifically if I could submit Heart Shaped Nebula and I wondered how a love story addresses life in the 21st century. And last night as I felt sleep creeping in I was thinking about how man continually asks questions about the nature of Love because to know Love is know who we are. That love stories provide a snapshot in time of the very nature of man. So even as technology and science continue to make innovations and discoveries, Love remains a nebulous territory we'll continue to mine as we continue to ask who we are.
Wouldn't that be interesting? A survey course of plays about Love to explore how the idea of it has changed over the centuries, how man has changed over the centuries.
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