The show is going well. Audiences are enthusiastic and are giving it a standing ovation every performance, though I think a standing ovation doesn’t mean what it used to. I often see audiences stand up as if it was expected. On this show, however, I can sense that the ovation is spontaneous and genuine. My job now is to watch every performance, or almost every performance, and take notes that I later pass on to the actors. If you live in the area, you should see The Tempest. It’s well acted, visually stunning and a real treat.
I took a walk in the park yesterday after the matinee. It was a beautiful day here in the northeast.
Looks like some sort of meeting, doesn’t it? I’m not one of those people who disparage pigeons. I like pigeons. And all other birds. And adorable squirrels.
Bushnell Park has a carousel. I’ve walked by the building before. It’s old and beautiful and recently was re-opened for the spring and summer.
All sorts of people were taking a ride. Adults and children alike. I was entranced.
One dollar for a ride. I was just about to pony up when they announced they were closed for the day.
I’ve decided I need to ride that carousel. I told Don about it and his response was to remind me of the scene in Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, where a carousel speeds up and runs amok, terrifying everyone onboard. Thanks, Don. By the way, have you ever seen Strangers on a Train? It’s one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movies.
Don’s ominous response will not deter me. Some day this week I am taking a ride on that carousel.
It’s Monday. I get to do laundry and have dinner with my friend, Mary, who is the stage manager on this production. I’m really ready to go home. Really ready.
By the way, though I didn’t do an official tally, I can say that the responses to Over or Under? were resoundingly, overwhelmingly in favor of Over. A few commenters mentioned that under was better to keep cats and children from pulling lots of paper off the roll. A few commenters didn’t care either way. But most of us, I’ve found, are just a wee bit anal about it and must have the roll in the Over position. Thanks for all your responses.
I changed the banner just a tad. The last bird is facing toward the lamb. Hmmm. Not sure which one I like better. Any thoughts?
Have a good Monday.