… If Only

In doing this project, I have come to a place where I realize that there is no one else to blame. It turns out that the ultimate success or failure ends up being on me because of the resources I found, or used, or was able to make available to me. At the end of the day, there were many people who offered advice and made suggestions but it was my choices, my decisions, my skill level and my effort that have given and will give the ultimate shape to the documentary. Unlike the Africa films, this project was my idea. It feels different. It is a daunting responsibility. Paralyzing sometimes. But, thus far, I am able to keep moving toward the goal, hopeful that people will like it. And still in my head I hear, “If only … ”

“The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.” — Robert Albert Bloch
I really need to smile more.

JUSTIFY: To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” — John Burroughs
Stop blaming me because I will never blame you.

“Men use thoughts only to justify their wrongdoings and words only to conceal their thoughts.” — Voltaire
Here I am blathering away with words!

“You never find yourself until you face the truth.” — Pearl Bailey
Hmmm. Finding oneself is so over rated. The heck with the truth. I know there is someone somewhere I can blame.

…if only

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