Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Tidings and a Fun New Website

It's getting close to Christmas (and Hanukkah!) and for the past two Christmases I've written something for MFT to celebrate the year. In 2009, I shared a quote from It's a Wonderful Life and in 2010 I posted the closing scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

This year, I'm going to do something a bit different and let you know about a cool website that has just launched. As you all know, I love Glee and the actors involved with the show. Dianna Agron, who plays Quinn on the series, and some of her friends started a project called You, Me & Charlie.

You, Me & Charlie could be described as an online literary magazine that developed from Dianna's wonderful imagination. It consists of artwork, photos, videos, and writing intended to make a difference and bring the community together. Some of the posts are emotional, others light, yet they are all intended to inspire us.

To quote the lovely Dianna:
All of you lovely, magick, wonders of this world, the ones that correspond with me in such unbelievable ways…this is for you. Without the arts I would not wake up each morning with the joie de vivre that encompasses my entire being. I would feel flat as a pancake. Because of the work I do, I get to hear some of the most moving stories, moments of your life…things I am grateful to hear from you, share with you. It blows my mind, each and every time. To know that the show I’m on helps so many people get through hard moments in their life? To hear that people like seeing what I’m going to post and often discover new artists? I never could have dreamed how lucky I would be, as I am, today. I want you to join me now. Let’s share this space as an art collective. There’s enough negativity in this world to smother all of us into a state of infinite sadness. Why not counter that? That’s what this site is for. I hope it just does that.

Thank you all for your constant love and support. Thank you for embracing the moments where you can simply LET LOVE IN and BE LOVE. (x)
The arts have helped me, too. (x)

I love that a website like You, Me & Charlie has a place on the Internet and in our culture, and that people like Dianna, Chelsea and everyone involved with Charlie live out its message each day. I've enjoyed setting aside a few minutes each day (sometimes more!) to take a break from our crazy world and reflect on what really matters.

I hope you enjoy the site as much as I have and that you enjoy the last weeks of 2011 in whatever way you choose. Though I'm not an actress in the public sphere, I too have been able to know some amazing, creative people and I thank all of you for your friendship.

Yours always,