Returned from travelling (New York, Vancouver, Taipei) and went straight back into the studio, library, theatre, dance rehearsals… And of course scoping, proposal-writing, etc. I was really happy to come home. Usually I like some more time to rest before I jump back into the swing of things but there was no time for that. After the initial awkward period of re-entry, it’s actually been feeling really good — really busy but really good to reunite with life and work at home — especially as all the projects I’ve committed to are with great people, based on interesting questions and intentions.
I was just thinking the other night, I seem to have hit that sweet spot with all these current projects. (This was foretold by Valeria in Argentina as she had told me last December that this year I would be coming to an apex, a culmination. Valeria is a musician and an astrologer.) I am so happy to be working in that lovely intersection where what’s being asked of me (by others and by myself) is something I want to do, something I can do – I have the skills, knowledge, experience, training – and simultaneously demands, oh, just a bit more from me. (Sometimes a lot more.)
So I have to s t r e t c h.
It feels great to stretch.
More precisely, it feels great to stretch and still be able to breathe while I do it.
You know what else felt great? Last night’s reading! It was the first workshop reading for the full-length version of Gertrude & Alice and it went so well. I really enjoyed hearing the play with other (new) bodies in the room. I also enjoyed the feedback; it helped put my finger on some questions and possible new directions that I was wondering about but not quite able to express.
Now on to another meeting about another show. Save the dates! October 26 & 27. More to come…