communication and connection
As reflected in this letter, my textbook and 'film & philosophy' courses offer many points and places whereby we may connect, many areas of common interest and pursuit where we can build a bridge. For instance...
What most generally draws your attention to this book?
Is it the movie part...the marijuana part...the mind part...
two of these parts...or all three?
What is it about cinema, cannabis, and/or consciousness that interests you?
How about those questions I posed at the beginning of this letter, the questions concerning your life, your dreams, and your aims? What are your answers to these?
In my classroom, and with my work, I like to think I'm capable of connecting with just about anyone, or at least many different types of folks, regardless of their level of experience, area of interest, place of origin...wherever they may be coming from...
Peeking inside the book, is there anything in particular you are drawn to?
Do you see something there that might potentially help you?
To begin this process of bridge building I would first ask, what brought you here in the first place? What is it about my work that interests you?