Featured In Gables Cinema On The Move
Wild Wonder creator Kristen Llorca was featured in “Gables Cinema On the Move”.
In collaboration with one of our favorite local organizations Coral Gables Art Cinema, we hosted a free aerial kids yoga and movie event. On September 2nd, children soared on their yoga hammocks and then landed down to watch “The Prophet” at BreakFree Movement. To accompany the event, feature writer Shawn Macomber wrote this lovely profile of Kristen’s work and connection to the book and movie. What follows is an excerpt.
Meet Wild Wonder Creator Kristen Llorca
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the Archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
—Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
When Kristen Llorca abruptly turned in her computer and badge at her cable television gig, the corporate lifers had trouble processing it.
Do you want to talk to HR? they asked. Sign up for a professional development program?
No, she replied. I want to give you all my stuff, pick up my daughter, and go to the beach.
So, that’s precisely what she did.
“I had gotten this job that I thought would be really fun and fulfilling, but I found myself just really, really depressed,” Llorca tells Gables on the Move. “I thought for a long time, ‘This can’t be what life is like—this can’t be all that’s left.’ But it wasn’t until my daughter was born that felt like I had to live in integrity with myself in order to be the best version of myself I could be for her.”
The stable bow for a living arrow.
Read the full post on “Gables Cinema On The Move“.