I have nothing profound to share with you today, but then again, I’m not sure if I’ve ever said anything profound on this blog. Maybe I have. I’ve been busy – teaching, coaching, doing prep work for classes. I have just learned I have to work on yet another show this week and I am waiting to hear what dialect the director wants me to coach. Sometimes I feel like I am juggling a lot of balls and not doing such a great job of it. The thing about teaching, at least for me, is that some days it seems to be effortless; everything goes smoothly, the students are attentive and calm and I seem to breeze through the day. Other days, it is like pulling teeth; one has to deal with emotional students, tired students, giggly students (yes, even at the graduate school level – of course, this is acting school so there is a bit more leeway for shows of emotion), or I am tired, or cranky or dehydrated. It can be exhausting. Yesterday was exhausting. Today was better. Tomorrow I have a faculty meeting, teaching and work in the evening on “The Greeks”.
Saturday is Valentine’s Day and I am far away from my sweetheart. But we’ve been through this before. The fact is that we tell each other we love each other several times a day – every day is Valentine’s Day!
I know I have blog readers from Australia and I am so saddened and horrified by the fires in your country. My heart goes out to you at this terrible time. Words always seem woefully inadequate at times like these, but I send my love and prayers to you and yours.