Licking my wounds.
Learned my lesson.
Sharp learning curve.
Positive, not negative.
|With Sekiguchi-san - director of "Everyday is Alzheimer's"|
All of that - and a lot more - could apply to me this Sunday evening. My film screening event was...err...under attended.....60 people came....far far short of the 240 plus I was hoping for.....
My fault. I didn't hassle the local newspaper enough to make sure of publicity. I relied on a press release delivered to the dozy door men on a public holiday, and uploaded information on the paper's electronic Events Diary.
I should have called in favors with people I knew...should have made the phone calls....
Going to be some hasty financial rearrangements in my life. Holiday in America this September looking uncertain...
|Me counting the empty seats...|
The people who came loved it. Loved the films. Loved the director's talk. Great learning, emotional experience for all of us. My team of students/friends were dynamic as a set up team. Old students/friends came...it was fun...on that level.
But still. A theater for 370 people...had 60 people in it.....lots and lots of space....
After the screening four of us - including Dear Son - went out for dinner with Sekiguchi-san, over beer and food we chatted and laughed. She is a power house of a personality. I loved meeting her. I feel more energy to do right by my Okaasan after seeing the films and meeting her.
The actual practical thing for her and us? While we are out promoting caring, flexible dementia support in general - her mum was in short term stay for 2 nights and our old lady was dining on convenience store food boxes. We had to call from the restaurant to make sure she was home safely and eating.
It WAS great to see the audience being moved by the films, it WAS great to see Dear Son absorbing a whole lot of information...it was good.....good...good...
Not going to write more cos I'll get teary. And I'm meant to be a big girl now who can face up to life's trials. Learning my lesson.
Positivity. That is the best thing.
And another beer.