For the past several days I have been going through old video... moving it from one service to another... and I came across the movie I help produce in 2009 called Side Order. The story of Side Order was about a diner in a small town where people lived life together and discovered the best things in life are not on the menu.
I smiled when I saw all the faces of the cast and crew - my friends. I wanted to cry when I saw George Wilson who is now in heaven. I was flooded with memories of that very special time when all the pieces came together... for once people were not interested in what they could gain but what they could give. This movie, this project was bigger than ourselves. It was a magical moment.
Many have moved on and some have forgotten. Some have said that that chapter is closed for them, but just like my favorite book or photo album I enjoy looking back. I remember the long hours, the sounds, the smells, the laughter, the tears the night we surprised George. I remember it all - everything.
I didn't know then how I much I would treasure those times when I was in the middle of them. Had I known I would have slowed down and made a point to enjoy them all the more.
I wonder sometimes are we in those times now and if so what will we years from now remember.
Side Order will never leave me... in fact I hope to one day revisit the whole project. Maybe one day the magic of that moment will happen again.
For now that magic is reserved for the Christmas time showing at my house.