There’s a saying I was raised with in New Zealand that goes “when your number’s up, your number’s up.”
Here in the USA, my number’s up. I have fifty days left on my visa.
It doesn’t make too much sense to renew my visa at this point. Days go by, they are all the same. Change occurs with what we create ourselves. I have had enough fun days to know for sure, that the USA is a nation who loves fun, more than any other cultural trait. That’s been a gift the US has shared with me. I’ll keep you posted each day with my remaining time here.
So far, America has been an experience. Living and thinking with US views and values, (in particular, uniquely surreal Hollywood views) for five years, is almost up. Even in the most painstaking and trying of times where one was forced to be creative or die, the time went by very fast. In these times, we got through it together, on this blog. Thanks for reading Horiwood.Com from Hollywood the last two years. It’s been quite a journey. Like a blur really. :)
In thinking about leaving the US, a nation I love and have loved, this picture above defines the face that looks like the typical person on the planet provided by The National Geographic. The face looks like some Americans I know.
This year, the world will hit a total population of 7 billion people this year. Exciting challenges ahead for global community. How are we, reflected in this face then? is the one question we must ask ourselves ahead. What part of this face are we? What is our place in the world? This image is made up of 7 thousand typical people reflecting the planet’s diverse population and was made by DuPont. I love the nose, it’s definitely not a Hollywood nose.
Again, thanks for being a part of my Hollywood story book on Horiwood.Com. We are close to the three million milestone on this blog and I leave the US with a 55% American audience base of daily viewers. In my heart, I feel 55% American this year, as voted democratically by you all, yet when your number’s up, perhaps the world indicates you are needed elsewhere. I feel both gutted and excited, all in one! :)
Maori Taiaha -depicting duality – of this world and the world of spiritual things courtesy of .
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.20.11~
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