Margaritas @ Midnight was screened on Thursday May 30th at 12:20:
Moved mountains to get there, but who knew Paris-Wales travel could be so long, complicated, and expensive? It turned out I couldn’t spend two days on the train including 400€ Eurostar tickets (holiday weekend rate? last minute?) or fly into Cardiff and get transportation from there to Swansea (one flight daily, times didn’t mesh). Really wanted to be there in person! Next best thing: someone wonderful represented me=Mr. Paul Raymond, great guitarist who played on Margaritas 🙂
His report: “Evening went fine but …no cigar 😎 It was great, spoke with lots of film people and they all noticed the vid. Also it was seen at the festival so it’s all good. M@M has lots of cred that’s the main thing.”
No award was given in our category, Short Comedy. So we didn’t win but we definitely didn’t lose.
Our first film festival! To be continued! Thank you Paulie!
Above the Baltic
Between Saint Petersburg and Paris
Where is the sky
Where is the sea
Imagined arms in first position
A ballet beginner
Embracing a ball of light:
I’m not a nationality
I’m not a passport
I’m not a language
A political party
A family member
A marital status
A skin color
A job title
A news cycle…
Maybe a visitor
A soul in a body
©Aliss Valerie Terrell 2019
Thank you everyone for your warm reactions to my Return to Russia story on Facebook and Instagram, May 1st to May 8th.
This photo may seem strange for Mothers Day, but it expresses many things for me. It’s a statue at the Baby House near St Petersburg, Russia where I found my son on Nov 12th, 2007 and finally picked him up on May 8th, 2008 after three years of obstacles. The statue needs repairs, like the Baby House, closed down ten years ago.
I send love to all our mothers, all of us blessed to raise our own children and those of us who raise children whose mothers couldn’t. We stand on a fragile pedestal of joys snd challenges.
And love to my beloved daughter, who first made my wish to become a mother come true…
Happy Mother’s Day