The Phoenix Rises

A PEACE Of My Mind!


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Science Fiction

‪Science Fiction can’t “jump the shark”. Because it already does since it’s inception. That’s why it’s called, “science fiction”.‬


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DREAMING OF SOMETHING ELSE

II took a picture

A snap shot

Of this moment

Moment in time

That was on my mind

A lot of things 

Are on my mind
The sun

The sun dripped down

Into the canyons

And I’ve seen

Too many sunsets

Too many sunsets
The sky

Held up the leaves

The sky

Grabbed the branches

To lift up

Lift up the trees

That held onto

This old earth

This old earth
And the wind

The wind gifted the birds

With freedom

And gave them

A push
And a dozen

Marching bands

Danced in the field

Playing

Playing

Happy tunes
For me and you
You

You can go

Or you can stay

Either way

That’s alright

That’s okay
You

You can be

Indifferent

Too me

And that’s okay

That’s alright
I am too
I

I painted a picture

Of the future

Long

Long into

Into the night

Of a thought

My pleasant thoughts

That escape me

Time from time
There was a play

The curtain opened

And

After the curtain

Came down

I didn’t know

No

I didn’t know

Who was the actors

And who was the audience
But that’s not so strange

Not so strange

And the birds

The birds continue

To fly

Fly freely

Overhead
I

I was dreaming
Dreaming

Of something else
And you

You just smile

And that’s

That’s okay

That’s alright

It’s all

It’s all

All alright
As long

As long

That you know

That I’ll

Always

Always

Love you
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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As a struggling actor and comedian, when I was younger and starting out, someone once told me it only takes one person to believe in you. The right person. And I have found that that person is me. Keep going and try to live your dream. Don’t stop or you’ll regret it!


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Positivity In Your Life

Science is proving that optimism improves your health. Is that so bad? Does negativity and pessimism make you feel better? Of course not. So be positive, optimistic, and smile! It makes you a far more attractive person to others!


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A Second Chance

Spending so much time at USC’s campus has me thinking. Now I’ve been to a few fantastic acting schools. In New York City, I was accepted at age 20, at The National Shakespeare Conservatory. By 22, I was studying method acting at Lee Strasberg. While acting, going back to high school, I was an amateur filmmaker. Yet when I got to LA in 1999, I suddenly became an executive producer. In 2005, I actually co-directed a decent professional short film. But I totally attribute all the awesome things about it, to having an amazing cast and crew, which made it so much easier for me. But, these last few months, from going to USC, I wish I had studied film at USC, and studied acting on the side, just for the sake of knowledge and digging deeper in the business. If I could figure a way to afford classes there, I would. In a heartbeat. I’m not getting any younger, and the last few years, I’ve really been wondering where the time went, and time I’ve wasted the last twenty years or so in the big scope of things. But I’m glad to be back. Glad for a second chance. Glad to try to correct things as far as what I want, where I need to be, what I need, where I want to be, and where I’m going. And I’m happy. Because anything outside of those things, doesn’t mean anything to me. Two more weeks till my 48th fucking birthday. I got shit to do! But it’s all good. But at least I was wise enough to seek out what made me so very happy, to be back in LA. And I feel great at the prospects of 2015 and age 48! And if not, fuck it. Here’s to 2016 and 49. I’m alive and I’m going to act like it.
May Peace, Love, and Happiness find you!
The Phoenix (Rising)