Scree friends — it’s time to ask for your submissions to our second issue. We’re excited with the reception of our first edition of Scree, and can’t wait to see the content spread for the next installment. No matter what discipline you’re in, we want to see your work!
Send us (firstname.lastname@example.org) your submissions and ideas as soon as they evolve.
As we sit down to write this, our very first blog post on SCREE
, we are bombarded with a whirlwind of images: the first step on the moon, Al Jolson’s first words on screen in The Jazz Singer
, that moment when Fezzik saw Wesley first wiggle his little finger after being “mostly dead all day”…. While we observe these voices and pictures, all spinning and twirling past us like Phyllis Diller on shrooms, we can’t help but wonder what it took to get to those initial statements. They sound so spontaneous and inspired, and yet we suspect Neil Armstrong spent hours on that trip deciding what his first relay back to Earth would be. When it came down to it, was he more nervous about the actual first step for mankind—or what he would say when he got there? And how many crumpled bar napkins got tossed on the floor before the famous lines, “Wait a minute, Wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet,” were uttered?
All this is to say that it feels both important and like a whole lot of pressure to write a very first blog post for this magazine, which we have worked so hard on. And yet, in truth, we could not be more excited. Metaphorically, it’s what SCREE is all about, after all—taking that first step toward your dream. And like Neil, Al and, yes, even Fezzik, the utterance was not conceived in an instant. It was carefully thought out, delivered and followed through on. And while JFK may have ultimately killed the space program with his haste, the point is that none of these people delivered their first line…and then sat down. They were in it for the long haul.
As are we.
As are you.
So, welcome to SCREE. Let’s climb this beast of a hill together.