I attended the premier of Genius in Los Angeles on Monday night. It’s a series about Einsteins life on National Geographic. I love Einstein and loved him even more when I peered into his life via the premier as his outspoken nature was refreshing. Those of us who are pioneers can feel boxed and unseen but in order to stay true to who we are we must speak out, and that was what I saw Einstein doing, even when his life was at stake during the Nazi era.
After the premier we attended an afterparty. It was a vastly different environment from the late 1800’s that we had just come from moments before, merely crossing the street from the theater to the afterparty venue was like walking into a future of complete over stimulation; a perfect representation of the current state of humanity. The pounding music, the tables of food, candy, baked goods, cocktails (no water served, just free booze) and two performers swinging on ceiling length pogo sticks back and forth made for an overload of the senses. People had to shout to speak to one another and they all seemed fine with it.
I managed to have a meaningful conversation with a man named Joshua. He was with his friend Harry Hamlin and was also an actor but a writer too. I was able to connect with this man for a couple of minutes but the conversation didn’t last long because I don’t float on the surface of life and what I care deeply about is the state of humanity and the immediate and significant change we need to make as a species. Joshua expressed his doubt about humanity in making any type of shift. He referred to himself as a Realist and then added that he was an eternal optimist. I didn’t see that latter version of him and I will probably never hear from him again because I’m not superficial, cookie cutter or blind to the state of reality. I did appreciate meeting this man and thought I may have made a new friend. I’m grateful for the exchange that we did have as he was present and thoughtful.
I hold a deep hope in my heart that we as a species choose to create a world of peace and balance and stop the overstimulating ways that paralyze the very essence of the light within us, that has come to create a new reality on earth at this time.