Last weekend I had the joy of attending a local movie party for environmental films called The American Conservation Film Festival. I spent hours watching amazing sights from Norway to Indonesia. One of the most encouraging films, The Little Things, came from snowboarders who made their love of the mountains into an 360 degree lifestyle as awe inspiring as any of their brave flips on an Olympic Course.
I got a chance to travel the world inside a small historic theater in rural West Virginia last weekend. I came home refreshed and restored and grateful. I'm grateful for the great adventure that somes from staying still. I live only 4 hours away from the spot that I landed when I was 14. Some days I only leave my house in order to walk my dog. Yet this ife adventure that I'm on is huge. I love movies. I love storytelling. I love art. I love being reminded that my simple life, my interior victories and my focus on searching for Truth, connects me to people all over the world.
The American Conservation Film Festival continues in Shepherdstown, WV on Sunday, November 1 from 4:30 to 9:00 PM. Tickets are $12 for a block of films. They also have "pay what you can" and "free" ticket options. All children ages 12 and under are free. If you have any interest in photography, environmentalism, art or politics, so see these films with me!