A teacher arrived in my life some years back. His name Peter Blumenthal. He introduced me, on a profound level, to honesty, humility, character, gracefulness, perseverance, humor, integrity, devotion, and most of all love. Peter has Down’s syndrome. I tutored him for over five years at Santa Monica College. He now teaches computer skills and volunteers at the local gym. I was his tutor… he is my teacher.
A top a grassy knoll, upon a cliff. The warm southern breeze bearing the smell of Jasmine. Tall blades of grass brushing against my face, as I looked up into the sun. The power you behold… the unconditional warmth you bestow. The willingness to shine day after day. To give us light along our way. This light, not for a few, but for all. The sun so shines that we may live. Natures whisper… one of many gifts.
With many film and stage roles to his credit Nicholas Franklin Bray has recently finished the lead role in the film “Alter”, which was accepted by the “Big Apple Film Festival in New York. Nicholas’s next project is the lead in a film “The Tale of True Blue”, and will also be in the film “Boys of Summer”. He also has film projects in New York, Los Angeles, Michigan, and Phoenix. Nicholas summed up his acting career thus far with these words:
“By living my dream and embracing my passion, I hope to inspire others to do so also.”
Nicholas Franklin Bray