dance in the rain
Twitter inspired me to ponder and reveal some tangibles about myself and distill them into 140 characters. I’ve decided to explain more here — if necessary — in increments of 10… Plus I’ve only done about a dozen or so anyway. Perhaps more to come.
Extra note: it was at least 10 years after my infatuation had dissolved but I remember crying that Halloween weekend in Rochester.
Extra note: this really does apply to everything— work, love, family — and I remember when he told me this. But that’s just for me.
Extra note: ya, so I hate change… And blow dryers. This eliminates both.
Extra note: it works!
Extra note: I feel like why watch fiction when I can watch authentic, fact-based programming. I also find prison culture fascinating. Dunno why. Just do.
Extra note: I’m part Italian.
Extra note: Laura and Amanda’s relationship was familiar and toxic… And I was jealous of the protective connection Tom had to his sister. In high school I read every Tennessee Williams play I could and soon decided he was one of the only american playwrights who wrote meaty, meaningful roles for women. Gimme a break, I was 15.
Extra note: the point is, these are the moments that stay with us and i want to hold her hand even if its under the cloak of darkness or something she will never admit to today. To exercise my memory, I could name them but I won’t. Ok, maybe one …. David Schatz. That’s it.
Extra note: the most underrated shows are also some of the best: an example Merrily We Roll Along is ripe for a revival… But a REAL one. Company and A Little Night Music are beautiful musicals but I don’t recommend seeing the former in the midst of a divorce, as I did. Into The Woods and Sweeney Todd are shows I saw Pre and post parenthood and as much as i enjoyed them on both occasions they take on new meaning that was quite unexpected… And that’s what’s so incredible about Sondheim, the layers are so intricate but personal and connected to who and where you are one almost feels he’s written the score just for you in that moment…and it transforms to work again 100 moments after.
Extra note: This is so great especially when it’s tears from pride, joy or relief. Sadness works too, just because it’s such a stark contrast, but truly a great thing.