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14 March 2010 @ 09:15 pm
Post Mortem for The Dixie Swim Club  
What a wonderful show.

I'm not normally one for looking back. I keep one eye ahead, ever forward, but I can't help but to take a bit of time to acknowledge what a singular experience the past two months have been.

&hearts I got to work with an extraordinary amount of talent and dedication, both onstage and off.

&hearts I was part of a true ensemble. That is rare.

&hearts I got to work on a gorgeous set, with a crew who took excellent care of me.

&hearts I got to eat my weight in olives that I put in all my "martinis."

&hearts I had the good fortune to get to interpret a fabulous script with more funny lines than I'll probably ever see again.

&hearts I got to perform in front of sold out houses, who spoiled us with boisterous laughter that went on and on for ages. I do so love holding for laughs.

&hearts I got to dust off my "deep south" southern accent that I love so much.

&hearts It was the fastest strike ever. Like pulling off a band-aid.

&hearts I got to be a part of the director's vision, and brought my piece to be part of a really wonderful whole.

I'm tired, and frankly, still a little worse for wear from all the red wine I drank last night, but just wanted to put into words all of the love I have for the people that were a part of my family for the last eight weeks. I love this part of my life, the temporary little panaceas that are created with each and every play I do, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
 
 
I am:: the settee
I feel:: exhaustedexhausted
I hear:: Batman Lego on the X-Box
 
 
 
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on March 15th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
the love I have for the people that were a part of my family for the last eight weeks ... you know, that's how it was with soccer for me. The girls became family, in a way, and when it was over, that's what I was most melancholy about. That group of people wouldn't ever be together again in that tiny little universe all working towards the same goal.

It's bittersweet.

I'm glad you had a good time though! I wish you well on recovery from the wine. It took me all day Saturday to recover from my sister's 21st. I, for one, am definitely not 21 anymore, nor can I stay up all night and drink myself saucy without feeling it in the morning like I used to.

Cheers, friend :D .. *snugs*
seegrimseegrim on March 15th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
At work, but I wanted to say yay for it being so positive! Much love!!