Friday, August 24, 2007

Melting for Middle East Peace


Birds of Paradise
Originally uploaded by savtadotty
Because of poor planning on my part, I find myself in Tel Aviv in August. Despite having installed a second air conditioner, and made an exhaustive list of indoor projects, today I spent four hours outdoors in the blazing heat, all because I decided Middle East peace was more important than anything on my list. In fact I'm adding it to my list, just to give it some perspective.

The lovely folks at One Voice are making a promotional video for the Big Event on October 18, and they decided they needed to add the voice and face of a knitting grandma, so people will get the idea that One Voice is a movement for everyone, not only the (numerous, and beautiful) under-30's. In this day and age, the Internet has replaced Schwab's Drug store, and my doggie and I have finally been discovered via this blog!

Our fifteen minutes of fame will probably be less than one minute long, and the video has to be edited and then posted onto YouTube before I can give you the link, but the "shoot" is over, and it took quite a long time. I have new respect for moviemakers...it takes a lot of stamina to perform the same thing over and over, not to mention the patience of the director, the videographers, the sound guys, and the waiting around. They even supplied a lovely person who specialized in mopping my dripping face from time to time. Luckily I was encouraged to bring my knitting (cotton, not wool), so I made a lot of progress on the latest project: Birds of Paradise for Little Bear.

My compensation? Plenty of cold water and renewed hope.

3 comments:

Udge said...

Hooray and congratulations! I look forward to seeing the video.

tamarika said...

Gee, what an honor! Congratulations! I, too, look forward very much to the video. Not to mention that your hope is contagious ... I just caught it.

Leah said...

Savta! That's wonderful news! Thank you so much for meeting with Daniel earlier in the month and being a part of the video. I can't wait to see it. I'll be heading to NYC for a blogger meet-up at the end of September.

Thank you, thank you!