It’s weekends like this past one in Palm Springs where I’m reminded why I do what it is that I do. During “Dissertation on the State of Bliss,” I got to explore this character, this man, who was created purely through lyrics, through the songs that he was singing. The work I had done on the character was brought to life and further explored onstage, with the audience. It was a bit challenging for many reasons; one being that this character was not the most likeable individual. He had his faults, as we all do, but through this rich exploration that I was lucky enough to do, I was able to relate to him and make him relatable to the audience.
It was like one of those Magic Eye pictures. You stare at it long enough and it comes to life in front of you.
That’s what happened when I was performing this weekend.
Then I came back to reality. And it was a stark contrast. I came back to what sometimes feels like “hocking” myself to presenters and sending out emails and making phone calls. The business end of things was still there for me to deal with. This is not why I got into performing and I’m realizing that more and more.
I have no idea who is out there, in the ether, reading this but I’d love to connect with you. Can you relate? What are your thoughts? What in your life has been different from how you expected it would be? A shorter list might be “what in your life has been the same as how you expected it to be?”
I’d love to hear from you.