I love the way the late afternoon sun creates light and shadows on the city streets. I took this on my way home from the theater yesterday afternoon. Lots of little kids everywhere this weekend as Disney on Ice is at the XL Center, which is that building on the left with the marquee. Adorable.
The show is going very well. We still have a few more days of rehearsal in the afternoon. Tomorrow will be a work-through of the show, with a performance that night. There’s lots of tweaking and editing and fine-tuning of cues and sound and lights and, of course, the action on stage.
Did you watch Sherlock last night? Now, you know I don’t misuse this word – I’ve written about it before on this blog – I literally was on the edge of my seat throughout the 90 minute episode. Tense, edgy, brilliantly written and filmed – it was superb. Oh, Sherlock. It’s hard to find anything out there that is as stupendous as you. If, as has been hinted, this is your final season, I will go into mourning. But you did leave it open-ended a bit, didn’t you? So, we’ll see.
I came home yesterday, did the laundry – always a challenge in this building, where there are machines on each floor (except for mine) and sometimes the dryers work and sometimes they don’t. This means I have to load all the wet clothes into my basket and search out some working dryer that happens to free on a Sunday. But it’s done. I also did some cleaning in the bathroom, made the bed up with clean sheets, and I’m good to go until Saturday morning when I drive home.
Take a moment today to honor and salute heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. On this day, we must remember that we still have work to do, not the least of which is to ensure the rights of all, every day, everywhere. We have an incoming administration that will do everything they can to trample on and/or annihilate those rights. We must not let the sacrifice and work of Dr. King and of John Lewis and of countless others who have served a noble cause to be in vain.