Ever seen the juggling acrobat in a circus? Very often I feel like one.
Science daily says that multi-tasking skills should be my forte… but here I am struggling with the thoughts crowding my head as I go to bed tonight… Am trying to wear caps of the writer, filmmaker, homemaker, host, partner & business partner all at once… each of them fits ok but there is just one head 😦
Eventually it will all fall into place as it usually does, but at such moments – when all the balls are high up in the air – one stares up at the sky and hopes for some miraculous energy!! Hoping to reach the right answers to the questions: “Are two days enough to cut the film’s trailer? Where do I find Akashvani announcements from the 1970s to add to the sound mix? What should be breakfast for tomorrow? How should I shape the third character in the new draft of the script? Will the foreign DoP be able to give his interview as scheduled? When does the case get filed? Has the advance tax been sorted ?” etc etc etc
Am sure you know what I mean, after all, we have all been there at some point!
Like everyone else I was running on with all this unspooling through my head… When last week, an interviewer asked me with all seriousness “How do you cope with the stress of filmmaking… After all you’re a woman only?”
I sat there stunned – for a moment. Slowly realised that in this day and age, the dark ages do exist. Then asked him to turn off his recorder. What followed was an explanation of some facts of life. I dont know if it changed his perspective, but somewhere within I heard a soft voice – perhaps I am running on BECAUSE I am a woman!
Happy New Year everyone and happy juggling in 2011! A special thank you to all those who visited the blog this year.