So for the past few weeks I sat down to write this post; I didn't know how to start but I knew I had to do it.
I'd feel this overwhelming rush of emotions because I'm back in Mexico dressed as Luciana and re-living how it all started (after 6 months of hiatus) but knowing that Luciana was in a different place and Danay was catching up with her. And I missed her old world in "La Colonia", her profound love for the future, her faith, her compassion, her people.
So I decided to go to the studios to re-visit "La Colonia", where my character's story began.
The moment I got to set, I remembered the excitement of my first day at work, the magic of the place, the corners I started to love and the Luciana I learned to respect, adore and protect at all cost. I couldn't help but to smile real big. The place feels the same perhaps a big wet because of the rain, maybe I was wet because of the rain also. I realized that WE've changed "a bit".
It's interesting how "the arts" has the capacity to change us. How thru characters, music, poems, stories we can connect with a part of us that is so deep down hidden. That's why we can cry with a songs, or get inspired by a book & characters, or simply stare at a painting in awe.
Only the arts can touch you, inspire you & transforms you, FOREVER.
Then I thought of this quote by the great Nelson Mandela;
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which yourself have altered"
-Pictures taken on set of "Fear the Walking Dead".