There are times, every now and then, when I find myself wishing I had Esther with me. These days I find I can cope in most meeting or classroom-type situations perfectly well. After all, they don't happen all that often. Yet sometimes I still find myself missing my trusty old LSA.
Today saw such an afternoon. I was down in Woolwich, at lifeline. A new term had started, as it were: film-making has begun proper, it seems, as we were told today that the team had been commissioned by an organisation up in Manchester who support people recovering from cannabis misuse. They want us to make films highlighting the problems, as well as the help that is available. A lady had come down to talk to us, and the discussion was often quite intense; so much so that I found myself wanting a note-taker.
This has me very excited, to be honest. While I don't know all that much about weed *cough*, it is nonetheless a full-blown project and something I feel I can get my teeth into. My mind is already ablaze with ideas. Rolling home just now, I thought back to my university days, heading back to my little flat after a writing workshop, Esther beside me. She was as enthusiastic about film and writing as I was, so after I had been given a new assignment we used to throw ideas back and forth. then as now, it had been the type of afternoon I used to love at uni; I felt stimulated and keen to get on with the task.
Tomorrow morning will hopefully see me starting to get ideas down onto paper. It feels good to have been given something to write about. Writing blog entries is cool, but I do that off my own back. This is something more, something extra; an external goal to work towards. It's also good to feel part of a team. Mind you, that also means I need to keep focussed,something else Esther was useful for.