By David Bomber
One of my fondest memories was playing an extra in the movie “War of the Worlds.” As it turned out, I played the role of a survivor who, among others, was migrating to God knows where after the aliens invaded.
Basically, the filming entailed walking around in a field for two days in which we pretty much froze! However, my efforts did garner me a few precious seconds in the movie. Of course, you have to know where to look but I can honestly point me out. Nevertheless, it was an exhilarating experience considering that I was able to rub elbows with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, and Dakota Fanning.
The thing that I loved most about the entire experience was that there was no judgement, no “I’m better than you” attitude from these celebrities. In their eyes, we were an integral part of the production of the movie and it was obvious that sentiment meant a lot to us extras.
In comparison, there is a greater sense of gratitude in knowing that there are people, such as yourself, who invest their time and energy in a platform that truly benefits and inspires someone such as myself, who is incarcerated.
In a prisoner’s eyes, it is you who is truly distinguished and notable and words cannot adequately express the gratitude that someone who is imprisoned has for your willingness to interact with them and show your support.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you would like to contact me, feel free to reach out to me via my enclosed contact info. below.
To email me directly, please visit http://www.jpay.com and submit Virginia ID #1130793 (Jpay is a service that the Virginia D.O.C. utilizes for prisoner communications with the public)(Note: this service does require users to purchase virtual stamps in order to send messages).
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David Bomber #1130793
Nottoway Correctional Center
P.O. Box 488
Burkeville, Va. 23922