Happy Monday, everyone!
It’s almost April, and it still feels like Winter outside.
Who exactly cancelled Spring, and didn’t *we* get a vote in this?
Date: March 25, 2013
Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC
Person I would have sent it to: April D., another one of the pack from elementary school.
In this “Facebook Age” that we’re in right now, do people ever really *leave* your life? When it’s as easy as searching for someone’s name and requesting their friendship, can we ever disconnect from someone?
Yes, by adding someone to your virtual circle of friends, you are allowing them access to the life you feel comfortable sharing online. Yes, it’s possible to keep up-to-date with someone’s adventures. But are we really a part of their lives if all this interaction is only done through our computers?
I suppose if I wanted to reconnect with these people from my distant past, I could try to find them again.
But, like going to a 15 or 20 or 50 year high school reunion, is it best to keep these friendships in the past?
Music I listened to while sewing: With the news from London that Punchdrunk Theatre is opening a new production this summer, I’ve been thinking about Sleep No More quite a lot. I’ve seen the show 4 times, which isn’t a lot considering one acquaintance of mine has probably been four dozen times.
I can honestly say that it’s been the first theatrical production that has really turned me on (in every sense of the word) in a very long time. Each trip back is a huge rush of emotions, discoveries, fantasies, and inspiration; having the chance to participate actively in that experience feels like living out a dream, as its made of the same parts and ingredients and characters but the story changes depending on the choices you make.
It’s great. Some people don’t like it. I don’t get them.
Anyway, I’ve been listening to a Sleep No More playlist this morning- lots of Peggy Lee, Bernard Herrmann, Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, etc. Brilliant.
Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: Didn’t sleep well again. Another nightmare last night; this time I was cast in a televised reality show, akin to The Hunger Games. It didn’t end well for me.
Needless to say, I’m a little anxious. A production I was set to work on this month was delayed a second time… instead of the second “new date” of early May, there’s a proposal to start early June now. It would be a big project, maybe 3 months of work, and interesting and good to be a part of… I could swing starting in early May, especially if my tax refund comes soon. But now that it’s pushed back another month, I have to really find something to occupy myself that will make money and get me back in the design community.
I feel like I’ve been cast off.
Hence The Hunger Games nightmare. Perhaps.
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s take this week! No prisoners!