Stephanie Owens lost her mother, to cancer, at a young age. Like many parents, her mother hoped and prayed her children would not mirror her bad experiences in her life. She dreamed her children would have a better life than she. Her mother counseled her not to lean to her own understanding or comprehension, but trust the Creator for guidance.
The artist, inspired by her mother's experiences and her last request " Hold on to your Dreams", began writing her tribute in 1998. She has been writing and rewriting the manuscript for the past 5 years. Now she is ready to present her work to the public, both in the format of a play and movie. She is now in search of a production company, financial backing, and distribution.
People who have walked the streets of multi-cultured America are aware of the appearance of diversity and disparity in it's population. It is evident, that in order to face future challenges, we will need a greater consciousness of our similarities and likeness. According to science, and the Genome; there is no actual real difference. We all are the same! The play "The Mirror Effect" is a story about how experiences in life are often poorly reflected. Experiences are catalytic, resulting in either dreams being fulfilled or nightmares realized. There is, a master plan that we cannot change. However, we can change our outlook and establish and retain an unwavering positive position. What was meant to be is inevitable and will be.
We are all blessed to live on this beautiful planet. Therefore, we are neighbors through composition and must share these abundant resources. We must realize that we have not created these resources ourselves. All of the natural resources, the sun, moon, rivers and oceans were freely given to us. Some of our inalienable rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are guarded and protected by our constitution. This is our written agreement. However it is attached to an implied social contract. There is a cost benefit relationship in our citizenship. We vote, we pay taxes, and participate in our communities. Many times the cost and benefit are not equitable, fair and not the same. Often times, new neighbors are treated unfairly; some of the neighbors pay a price too high while some pay a price too low. People higher up on the totem pole have a way of passing down their high cost and misery to humans who are lower down on the totem pole. This is not the best way to treat our neighbors. We should treat our neighbors, as we would like others to treat us like the Creator treats us.