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The Golden Shekel Award

Remember that event in December at my church where they built a little Bethlehem town -- and my daughter and I performed as the flower vendors? Well, this past weekend we had our wrap party for the cast and crew. We got to see slides and a video presentation of our four days during the event. We also had a chance to mingle with each other, swap stories and eat desserts.

Afterwards, our church gave out the Golden Shekel award to the most spirited contributors, as in organization, construction, training, contribution and performance. Guess what? I won the Golden Shekel for the best performer! It helps that people can't win the award more than once, but I got it!

I won the award for being the nutty flower vendor that wouldn't take "no" for an answer.

I’m not going to kid myself, it’s not the Academy Awards, but you should have seen the expression on my kid’s faces! It might as well have been the Academy Awards when they called me up to the lectern! They were so proud of me, it was an incredible feeling to give them that experience. I always tell them to do the best they can at what ever they do, and here I had a chance to show them that I practice what I preach. The award proudly sits atop our mantle at home...where the kids can see it.


Marcos Mateu said...

Congratulations Mo!
I bet being the Inn keeper for a few minutes helped you deliver a more rounded up performance!
I agree, whatever you do give your very best shot at it. And you did it!

Shuku said...

Congratulations Marcelo! That's wonderful! Nutty flower vendor who wouldn't take no for an answer...that's a story right there, it is. *applauds enthusiastically from this end of the world* You deserve it!

--Shuku, and Catalina!

Armand Serrano said...

That's more rewarding than an academy award for it's eternal value, my friend (but getting an academy award wouldn't hurt though). Congratulations, Moe and now I will always have an idea what the inn-keeper looks like.

Anonymous said...

Aw, that's fantastic, congratulations Marcelo, well deserved!

Hans said...

Congratulations Marcelo!!!! That's awesome. Must be the best feeling in the world to make your own kids proud like that. Hope I get that opportunity some day. I'm sure they'll remember that day forever:)

Love the "Open Season" piece in the post below!!!! The water looks incredible and you're right, the "Open Season" book is definitely the best "art of" book out there. As you said, not only because of what's in it, but also because of the super delicious way it's presented and put together.
Can't wait to get started on another film project, so I can get some time to try out the Graphite on Ledger paper.

Well, take care and don't let the award get to your head!!!!:b



congratulations Marcelo! saludos !!!

Henry Elmo Bawden said...

Congrats Marcelo,

I'm sure you had a fine performance. It is nice to hear that you guys are all having fun and that the nativity went so well.


Lubomir said...

As far as I see it, it's a promising start, congratulations!

Jo Bling said...

Marcelo, that's a really sweet story man. Personally I get some of the biggest kicks out of visiting schools and colleges and seeing the impact your work can have on children. Keep up the good work, sir ;-)