Yesterday I wrote about our family not having a car for the past five years and how it has helped us go deeper into our neighborhood. I wrote about becoming radically local and our potluck dinners we have for our neighbors every Sunday night. Today I am posting a new film by daughter Pearl.
This film is our neighborhood as seen through the eyes of a 17 year old girl tuned into the beauty of one day in late October. She has woven together a collection of these observations into a poetic good-bye to summer. Pearl is a quiet observer and has found the camera to be the perfect tool for sharing with the world what she holds in her heart. She has chosen to cultivate a language of moving images more potent than words.
When Pearl is not behind her camera or in the pages of a novel you can sometimes find her in her room weaving together pot holders. She invented a way to make her own loops cutting them out of old t-shirts - that her mother picks up at second hand stores. She has sold hundreds and hundreds of these pot holders over the years and has purchased her mac-book and two cameras with her profits. Whether Pearl is weaving colorful pot holder or stunning video clips into a film, she always manages to make something truly beautiful and truly her own.