I had an amazing conversation this afternoon. It all started a few weeks ago when my friend Jordan Gaertner sent me a message asking for a little advice on a short film she is doing for a competition at her high school.
I lost the note but remembered she had sent it. Then there was a little back and with her mother trying to figure out how I could help.
Back to today.
I asked her about her project and as she laid it out for me I found my eighteen year old self jealous of the thought, artistry and social commentary she had wrapped up in a short film.
We hashed out ideas and concepts. It was very refreshing.
My relationship with Jordan goes a little deeper than that. During times when I've been working in things with her mom, a marketing director of her own company, we've had some frog pins conversations. Ranging from arts to hippy-dippy farming to religion. She gave me thoughtful input on the documentary I'm working on and I think of her notes as I edit the new version of the film. I'm continuously impressed with the thoughtful considerations she makes as she engaged in conversation with a guy who's old enough to be her father.
So for all that, today's #thisiscrazylove2016 goes to Jordan. I hope she never stops creating. Of course with a marketing creative for a mom and a craftsman cabinet maker for a father I don't think she'll have any trouble keeping the art alive.