Today marks the first day of production on my baby, Whiz!Bam!Pow!.
I’m still wrapping my head around that fact. Today is the first day of production on Whiz!Bam!Pow!. Yes, I need to repeat it to myself, because it’s fucking surreal.
I’ve been with this project in some form or another since 2007. The first three years it was percolating in my head, mixed up in a mish-mashed stew of making stuff, running (and losing) a non-profit, buying (and losing) a house, life, love, anger, hate, resentment, then ultimately, acceptance of all the assorted inputs and emotions that competed for grey matter attention. Then in 2010, the story began.
During the campaign, I began to believe this project was cursed. Relationships have ended. I moved away from Cleveland to find something else in Boston (again), but like the old adage, you can never go back. But from out of those less-than-wonderful events, blessings and unconsidered paths presented themselves. New York City (for me), a first child (for Kate), new gigs, wonderful and meaningful friendships (for all of us), and the ultimate realization that in this life, all that matters is living it and making something of it.
Though today is the beginning of production, it’s only the beginning of a new road in the twisty-turny road of Whiz!Bam!Pow! and the creative journey that it lays bare. To Paul, Paul, Kate, Blair, Orson, the numerous supporters, funders, sharers, and inspirations that have made this road less bumpy, I am forever in your debt. I would not be saying “Today is the first day of production on Whiz!Bam!Pow!” without you.
It’s all so fucking surreal.