I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut of for the past four months and I’ve felt the pinch in a number of areas – sleep(!), diet, patience, nerves, peace and balance – but the details of the “then” aren’t as important to the posting of the now… the great happy “Ahhhh” I’m reveling in tonight, as it all finally wrapped up.
I get to sleep in tomorrow and the only thing I HAVE to do after I drag myself from bed is add up receipts and get my oil changed.
I only have to do two things tomorrow.
I can’t wait.
And I’m heading into this much-needed day of repose after a hugely successful final performance at the summer camp. These kids knocked it out of the park! Not only did they jump head first into Viewpoints, Suzuki, and the myriad other techniques and challenges we presented them with, but they also soaked up every moment with joy. They trusted each other, listened to one another, and they created a completely original theatre piece as an ensemble that was terrifically moving.
My partner and I were ecstatic, watching from the light booth, as proud as we could be, absolutely bursting at the seams with pride.
I feel good.
I feel so good.
I’m so grateful to the kids for invigorating me, for reminding me why I do what I do, and for showing me the magic that can happen when actors listen, trust, and explore together.
It was inspiring.
So after I catch up on sleep, eating, and yoga, I’m going to get right back to writing… the muse is awake and happy. Working with new artists has proven again just how much I love teaching, how important it is to share our passion with the future, and how wonderful we can be when we work together.