Someday We’ll Find It


What so we think we might see…
Rosemary will know.
(P. Ferguson image, July 2016)

The Sweet Sound that Calls

Every once in a while we are able to step outside the shade and into the light. I enjoy seeing little suggestions turned by creative minds into joy and laughter. Two recent ideas have proven popular and with each day in the shade I continue to try and cast a little email of light. The results are spectacular. Racecourses are built, rocks are found. There is building, there is painting…the reward – perhaps a picture or two, a video of glee.

Since this shade has arrived, I have found words to help with the light. Sometimes the ideas come quickly…at other times it is a struggle. As I turn the virtual pages of historic tomes, card files and indices, in search of breathe in tumultuous times, it can become overwhelming. Amongst these pages there is a proliferation of tragic tales…and so at times I will search for ideas outside my usual genre. Late one evening, last night in fact, I turn to virtual auditions…someday we’ll find it…the sweet sound that calls.

There is an idea, though the brew percolates…it takes time to build flavour…first Willie, then Alison, then others. Still after several worthy deliveries I turn to the original – close – but is it possible there can be something more? And yes there is. Now with the right spirit, I become disparate for connections. I grab at thoughts – seemingly arbitrary and then – by harnessing these chirping calls my craft begins. Building on ideas that are perhaps best known to persons best familiar with one and other…I sit within the stillness…question and deviate and return…it is the craft (the light) that counts…maybe some chirping for my reader’s shade will conjure ink from their pens?

Each day – each evening I chatter with Rosemary providing her with thoughts for her now online youngsters (students). Marble races and rock monsters…laughter and joy. But so too within our virtual connection there is the shade of alonenessness. In helping Rosemary, she helps me…she encourages this mind to bring thoughts together that though perhaps here and there…are my racecourses, my rock monsters…she knows this mind…she knows my experience.

Today there is light…an unlikely connection of a July rainbow (that she will understand) and a marsh (because in its unobviousness it is obvious to her)…its not our usual history here…but Rosemary will recognize…light is more fun than the shade…the sweet sound that calls.

For Rosemary
The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me

Bringing Light to Us All
The Rainbow Connection
From The Muppet Movie (1979)

My Grateful and Special Thanks
Kermit the Frog
Jim Henson
Paul Williams
Kenneth Ascher
Matt Vogel
Disney Magic Moments

About The Author

Paul has worked with the Paradigm Motion Picture Company since 2009 as producer, historian and research specialist. Paul first met Casey and Ian WIlliams of Paradigm in April 2007 at Ieper (Ypres), Belgium when ceremonies were being held for the re-dedication of the Vimy Memorial, France. Paul's sensitivity to film was developed at an early age seeing his first films at RCAF Zweibrucken, Germany and Sardinia. Paul returned to Canada in 1967 and was captivated by David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Bridge on the River Kwai". Over time Paul became increasingly interested in storytelling, content development, character, direction, cinematography, narration and soundtracks. At the University of Victoria, Paul studied and compared Japanese and Australian film and became interested in Australian film maker Peter Weir and his film "Gallipoli" (1981). Paul was inspired when he learned Weir visited the beaches, ridges and ravines of the peninsula. "Gallipoli", the film, led Paul on many journeys to sites of conflict in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Malta, Hawaii, Gallipoli, North Macedonia and Salonika. When Paul first watched documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, "The Civil War", Paul understood how his own experience and insight could be effective and perhaps influential in film-making. Combining his knowledge of Museums and Archives, exhibitions and idea strategies with his film interests was a natural progression. Paul thinks like a film-maker. His passion for history and storytelling brings to Paradigm an eye (and ear) to the keen and sensitive interests of; content development, the understanding of successful and relational use of collections, imagery and voice. Like Paul's favorite actor, Peter O'Toole, Paul believes in the adage “To deepen not broaden.” While on this path Paul always remembers his grandmother whose father did not return from the Great War and how his loss shaped her life and how her experience continues to guide him.


One Response to “Someday We’ll Find It”

  1. Roisin says:

    This was needed at this time. An inspiration and a love for life that is brought about in the simplest of things like rainbows, marbles and rocks. Thank you for belief, for images and for the words to make us all lovers and dreamers once again.

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