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The moments of grace usually give us more than one good thing we can do, and we do well if we manage a pretty good batting average. … It is an opportunity that God sews into the fabric of a routine situations – It is a chance to do something creative, something helpful, something healing, something that makes one unmarked spot in the world better off for our having been there.
I actually think history doesn’t repeat itself. There are recurrent themes, but they’re repeated with variations. Each time there’s an immigration crisis, a threat from outside which is met with inhospitable wall building, it’s different. And I think it’s helpful to notice the big patterns in history, but it’s also important to pay attention to the details, which makes each situation distinct from another.
The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. . . Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So, spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother.
I have been taking some classes in woodworking. It’s really helpful just looking at a problem, and having a very tangible way in constructing it. So much of the work that I’m used to begins in such a muddy realm and you try to shed light on it, make something grow out of it, but you don’t really have anything to show for it except for the actually doing of it. But with woodworking, it’s really sort of gratifying to be able to have an actual piece to touch, and then step back and be able to share it.
We [ with Russel Crowe] had an Arabic coach there [ in the Body of Lies] that was really helpful, because it was more so than any accent. You have to be so exact, and there’s different dialects of Arabic from country to country so it was really, really difficult to tell you the truth. And one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do language-wise, because it comes from the throat. It’s different. And also learning about the customs and the culture and all that, so we had advisors for that sort of thing.
Making photos is helpful of course to master the craft. To get comfortable with the camera. Learn what a camera can do and how to use the camera successfully. Doing exercises for example if you try to find out things that the camera can do that the eye cannot do. So that you have a tool that will do what you need to be done. But then once you have mastered the craft the most important thing is to determine why you want to shoot pictures and what you want to shoot pictures of. That’s where the thematic issue comes to life.
I worked in a steel mill, I worked in a foundry, I worked in a paper mill, I worked in a chemical refinery, construction, I did all that. It was great work, it was good. I learned welding, mechanic, carpentry, but it saved me from going back to prison because that’s helpful. It’s really sad because those jobs are gone.
I’d studied English literature and American history, but the English literature, which I thought was going to be helpful to me in an immediate way, was the opposite. So I had to un-think a lot of things and move out of my own head, and I learned a lot. It was like graduate school, but an un-graduate school or an un-school.