The 23rd Psalm…

how-to-draw-a-shepherd-step-6_1_000000037067_5As an indie film producer ……one_legged_man_arse_kicking_contest I continually remind myself that I am shepherding my investor’s funds to a profitable end. This responsibility shares top priority with getting the film made. I requires a steadfastness in reaching one’s goal and often times tough decisions. But I have been entrusted with capital, and my job is to grow that wealth.
Subsequently, I am becoming more like the shepherd in the Taviani brothers’ 1977 film Padre Padrone,

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as opposed to the gentle sheep herder depicted in the illustration above. (at least the character was a Sardinian). To clarify…. things gotta get done. And they need to get done right and on time.

 

And, speaking of the Shepherd/23rd Psalm ……It was recommended to a Georgia cotton farmer to avoid taking the shortcut across his neighbor Seth’s field. as Seth’s crop has become infested with cotton eating beetles. And this particular bug was so voracious it would even attack humans. The farmer replied, “Yea, though I’ll walk through the valley of Seth, I fear no weevil.”

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One response to “The 23rd Psalm…

  1. Gary R.

    This reminds me of the Parable of the Twiddish Rabbi.

    A Twiddish Rabbi learned of rising tensions between the people of his family village and the neighboring Corinthians. Alarmed, he immediately traveled, by foot, from Jerusalem to Corinth. Upon meeting with the Corinthian elders he demanded that they make peace with their neighbors and, to drive his point home, gave each one a quick kick in the posterior. The elders laughed at him and proclaimed, “Silly Rabbi, kicks are for Twids!”.

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