I thought exploring the way my past romantic relationships have changed my identity would be a transformative experience, and that the deeply personal would help drive the project forward by giving me some sort of uncontrived inspiration. Also, I originally intended to make something more comical, but I kept hitting a wall, kind of bumming out from revisiting past heartbreak.
I included some poems from maybe six years ago, which will be the first poetry you hear. I also included some poetry that I wrote in March that I thought was topical – this you’ll hear at the very end. The rest is personal essay.
Pretty much every aspect of making film is still new to me. I still consider this video unfinished, but maybe that’s also because I’ll never get total closure from the subject matter. People say you never really get over your first love. I think that’s true. I also think that’s untrue. I wish I could recreate the beauty experienced while “falling in love,” especially for the first time, but I really focused more on what comes after that.
‘Flo__rs’ is ‘flowers’ without ‘we.’
Megan Luke is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s been living in Olympia since 2008, either attending classes at Evergreen or trying to obtain or maintain a slacker job. She looks forward to continuing studies in a variety of disciplines at the college and eventually plans to pursue graduate studies in education. She has a tumblr where she occasionally posts her own work.