Monday, May 27, 2013

yet another countdown

does anyone really blog anymore? what once were "blogs" are now freelance articles for the Huffington Post, pithy comments vomited on twitter, or hasty photoshopped gifs on tumblr.

i imagine, truthfully, that this is yet an over ambitious attempt to begin fresh at the start of a journey.

and that it is. another, only slightly less surprising, trip across the pond.  in, what?, 10 days i will board another transatlantic flight, running away from the present to the murky shores of africa. my old age has worn away the more romantic notions of such a trip. it's not so much that i see it for what it will be, but that i have few illusions of what it could be. that being said, i have set my sights much higher than they should be.

in the most simplistic terms, i will be forming a theatre company and attempting to study the process and then say some stuff about it. for someone who hasn't had a professional job in a year, this will be a bit of a miracle of good luck. but why the hell not? you gotta shake things up. make things come to you.

at least that's what i used to say.  i'm a bit out of practice, for too many reasons.

but now i have africa. the motherland. the heart of darkness. ok, maybe not all of that. but as Dinesen said:

"Up in this high air you breathed easily, drawing in a vital assurance and lightness of heart. In the highlands you woke up in the morning and thought: Here I am, where I ought to be." 

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