The haunting season is upon us; yes you know the time of year when stores are stocking up on candy and dentists are eagerly awaiting all the cavities they’ll have to fill. Spider webs, though hated any other time of year, are being used as decoration on front hedges and windowsills. Yes, it’s the time of year of treats being the bargaining tool to save yourself from tricks and orange and black are the colors we dawn out of tradition. It’s a bittersweet time of year, but the time of year The Dent Schoolhouse prepares for.
Located on Harrison Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dent has been an attraction for over two decades, but was an actual schoolhouse until it was closed in the 1950’s. Known for the story of its murderous janitor, Charlie. According to the tale, students taunted Charlie before they’d suddenly gone missing in 1942 and were never found until 1955 in Charlie’s basement dead.
“Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.” - Martin Scorsese
So, I’ll admit I really am that person who -actually- believes what her horoscope says. Sometimes I’m skeptical because yes, just like most meteorologists, they get it wrong; however, it’s kind of scary how lined up this month has been to its prediction.
Not only did I have a Shaw-shanked Celebration (my birthday) and it was pretty much the best one I’ve had since my grandmother passed away in 2010, I premiered in Cincinnati, but I also quite possibly earned the chance at having my work shown in Times Square. On top of that, I’ve been working as the on-set photographer for another music video that I am -really- excited to see the outcome of; but to top it all off, after two years of wanting it, I have the job with Amazon I’ve been dreaming about since I realized it was an option. With a little perseverance (and a few emails with reminders of my qualifications), I signed the pay roll papers last week. -Knock on wood.- As excited as I am, I’m really grateful for everything that’s happened to me this month because I had no idea it would happen at all, let alone so fast, at one time, and exactly when I needed it.
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