I always finding it interesting to “see” friends through someone else’s eyes. It gives you a complete perspective on a person, or at least a different perspective…and sometimes things that happened in your past all of a sudden take on a whole new meaning and make more sense than you ever realized. It really wasn’t you. It was them after all. And you were simply along for the ride.
Life has a funny way of throwing people together to see what comes about. Life has a funny way of making sense years after the fact. Life has a funny way of making fun of you. Life has a funny way of being way too short.
An Ottawa writer passed away on Sunday. His name was John Lavery. I will always remember him taking a keen interest in my screenwriting. I pitched him “Malachi’s Wake” one night a very long time ago when I didn’t even have the story ironed out. He was intrigued, he kept asking me about it whenever I saw him. If this movie ever sees the light of day, I’m going to dedicate it to him. Now I have to finish it. And I have to make it better than I ever imagined it could be.