Thursday, May 1, 2014

ROW 80 Round 2 Update #2

I’ve missed about three check-ins now, I think, and now I’m late with this one, but I don’t really have much to report. Our show opened last week - by the end of our Sunday evening performance, we’d been at the theater every day for 14 days straight. But it’s such a beautiful show. It’s been a real privilege to work with this amazingly talented and dedicated group of people. However, I haven’t been getting any writing done. Still, I’m planning to dive into Story A Day month today. Les Mis runs for two more weeks, so we’ll see if I can do a better job than I have been fitting writing into that schedule.

A friend of mine died yesterday morning and I’m still trying to process that. He wasn’t a really close friend, not by any traditional definition - we did a few shows together, and didn’t really hang out outside of that. But I always enjoyed chatting with him when we ran into each other at events, reading his updates on Facebook, and I loved watching him on stage. He was an immensely talented actor and a kind and generous person as well. He was hysterically funny. As evidenced by the tributes filling my Facebook newsfeed, he touched many, many lives. He was one of those people who make a huge impact, even if you only met him once. I feel like there’s a giant hole in the fabric of the universe. I don’t even know how to process it.

Maybe my next update will be more about goals and progress, but I kind of needed to talk about this instead. And I don’t have any writing progress anyway. Wishing you all success in your writing goals and people who enrich your lives, even if they are taken too soon.


Julie Glover said...

My sympathy for your loss. We certainly feel that absence, even when it's someone we encountered less intimately.

How wonderful to be involved in that show! Soak up all that creativity, and you can unleash it later with your writing. Best wishes for a successful round!

Anonymous said...

I understand and am sorry for your loss. I too experienced something similar a year ago, and it was a shock. The loss of a young life is always a shock. He sounds like an amazing person, however, and I hope his memory continues to touch many lives.
A story a day sounds like a fun challenge, definitely an opportunity to practice and hone your craft. I wish you good luck with your goals!

gypsyharper said...

Thank you both for your kind words. I hope you are having a successful round as well!

Beth Camp said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Gypsy. Maybe that's a sign you're a little closer to writing again. My hope is your writing and involvement with theater will continue to heal you and inspire you. Best, Beth