the journey

This is my rebellion

This is my rebellion

watch “The State of Being Mixed” - a poem by Kaitee Tredway

Theatre is changing.  New scripts include ranges of characters, diversifying who is portrayed in plays, in musicals.  As a result, more and more people are seeing themselves represented on stage.  THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL.  I admire the grace and compassion with which theatre artists hold this responsibility. 

Transformative Moments in Theatre Lobbies

Transformative Moments in Theatre Lobbies

Undoubtedly, the best part of these packed days has been listening to the cast of Jagged Little Pill through the walls. This afternoon, I finally saw the show. It is fantastic.

But this is not a review.
This is not about the show.
This is about five minutes that happened afterwards.
But...to get to those five minutes...

Birds in the trees, you know how I feel.

Birds in the trees, you know how I feel.

Which is an overly poetic way of saying that I burned out. Hard.  My habitual multitasking and perfectionism (which got me through highschool and college) broke my adult life. I was balancing on the knife’s edge - except it felt like pretty stable ground to me.

Then, my beloved dog - the little four-legged bundle of stubbornness and unyielding love - did what all living things do.  He aged.  He died.  And I plummeted