Block 859: November 30, 2015


This would have to be my Starlight Express Crane, if there were such a thing.

Don’t laugh. That show was the experience that unknowingly told me *this* is what I wanted to do.

Date: November 30, 2015

Crane: 859

Days Spent on Project: 1014

Location: NW Portland, OR

Person I would have sent it to: TBD

Music I listed to while sewing: Let’s just say that I listened to Sundara Karma’s song “Flame (Roosevelt Remix)” on repeat until I switched it over to Youtube and Spotify’s compilation’s of Starlight Express.

Here’s something. When I attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, IN, when I was in high schoool, Starlight Express… that song… was a secret anthem of sorts. It was used as a Kairos song, for one of the “Important” songs, and I personally believe and I personally know it was an important song to use.

I first saw that production on the West End, IN LONDON, the summer after my seventh grade year… and I was a kid from small town rural INDIANA… if I remember correctly. That was before the subsequent re-imagining of the show (which I now understand to be a paring down and simplifying of the show to save money). The show I saw in the very early 1990’s was over-the-top and imaginative and unbelievable and crazy and dangerous and wow. It knocked me upside the head. And, now, over some twenty years have past, and I still think of it as an Important Contribtution to my life.

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: Today was a good day. It was busy, with an out-of-town designer visiting for our sixth show to open this season. I never got a moment to sit down and keep pace with things. But. But! A lot was decided and talked about and communicated and decided.

And, for that, I am thankful.

I can’t believe today is the last day of November. After today, we only have 31 days left in 2015.

Time is flying by way too fast for me.

Even when it seems that nothing important is happening, that my life has no importance to bear, I have to recognize that it- strangely- is just adapting and becoming something different; when will I decide that I can’t fight it, but have to embrace it and keep on working?

One thought on “Block 859: November 30, 2015

  1. Perfect crane for Starlight.

    Didn’t know how profoundly it had influenced you. Thanks for sharing.

    I didn’t know there had been a remake to reduce costs. I can see the reason for that, BUT your father and I have only seen the original version. Loved it! Still do. Dad has seen it one more time than me because he took you and Mark back to the show one rip.

    Life is certainly evolving for you.

    Love you, Mom

    Sent from my iPad


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