Riding Bitch

The daily musings of a writer.

The Ties That Bind


Well, that was exciting. In the past 24 hours the blog has had over 1400 views, almost 100 new comments, close to 80 new followers, all from 20 different countries. I am humbled, grateful and slightly overwhelmed to say the least. Besides being a boost of confidence, these numbers feel like a cosmic reminder, of sorts, that Grief and its sister Love strike a universal chord. I am stating the obvious, of course, but for a reason.

All my life I have been drawn to work which encourages a feeling of universality, of oneness. This is why I fell in love with cinema, because of its ability to bring people together. Movies, music, literature, paintings, the arts in general, all have this ability to make us feel and experience something deeper than our differences. In the past few years, I’ve struggled to regain that inspiration and motivation, but the past 24 hours helped.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, especially those who left comments. While I’m sorry that we have to deal with loss, it is a part of life as they say. We may come to experience it in different ways and from different perspectives, but the underlying theme is that people everywhere, regardless of race, religion, nationality, politics, sexual orientation, etc., have experienced love and loss on some level. We might not speak the same language or have anything in common, but on these very deep and personal matters we can relate to one another.

My last thought on the Freshly Pressed experience is actually a sentence I once used at the end of a movie trailer: Sometiemes the ties of humanity can bind even the worst of enemies.

Tomorrow it’s back to Industry Friday and thoughts on television writing.

Author: nivaladiva

Freelance writer and independent filmmaker.

9 thoughts on “The Ties That Bind

  1. Would you believe I read your post on Freshly Pressed earlier and then happened across your blog *once again* – except this time this post – when I was browsing through topics?

    It’s a small… blogosphere?

    (Needless to say, I enjoyed both.)

  2. I’m very happy for you.

    (Now, maybe you can answer my question, “Who Do I Have to Sleep With the Be Freshly Posted?”) 🙂

  3. Make that “Freshly Pressed” (above) Geesh, no wonder I get no respect.

  4. I saw you were Freshly Pressed and didn’t get a chance to send you a big CONGRATULATIONS! Your blog is one that I read all the time, even if I am a bit behind. Happy for you that so many others will be doing the same. Keep up the good work.

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