“Life isn’t divided into genres.
It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction
cowboy detective novel.” -Alan Moore
This week has been one for the books, filled to the brim with lots of unexpected ups and downs that seem impossible to categorize. And, it ain’t over; the Burbank International Film Festival kicks off tonight, so I’m lacing up my schmoozing shoes for a smattering of horror-film screenings and sci-fi theme parties. The juxtaposition of all the genre movies ahead with the uncategorizable nature of the week reminds me of this quote from the famous comic-book author, Alan Moore, and I must say thinking of life as a “horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel” flat-out makes me smile. Is it just me, or does this quote also prompt you to take a step back and giggle with awe at the randomness of life? I am going to try my hardest to embrace the zany nature of whatever comes my way in the days ahead, and I’ll be sure to let you know if there’s any happy news about my script, which is one of five nominees for “Best Screenplay” at the festival. Keep your fingers crossed for me, and a leave a comment for good luck.
Psst: One of the sweet spots of my week has been learning that my post about why I’ll never be a famous blogger is featured on Metaphors in Blue today. Perhaps you could categorize this as a feel-good dose of irony…By the by, I found this photo via Pinterest. I hope this cowboy detective novel of life is treating you fabulously today, my dear readers!