Wednesday, December 31, 2008

NYC "Art"

In response to I Spy NYC’s blog about perplexing NYC graffiti- here is one of my favorites:

I cannot even put into words what delights me about this- it just does.

Once I saw some gang graffiti in Astoria that said, “Pita” (I was amused by the Greek influence.) Across the street from it was one that said, "Chicken." No joke- defacing city streets can make you hungry!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fantasy and Imagination

I learned something huge about myself last night, as I was trying to fall asleep. I have always thought I was incapable of having a fantasy life. (That’s crazy for an actor to admit, right?) I am pretty firmly rooted in the “here and now” and am not given to fanciful thoughts. This means that, while I know I am creative, I never thought of myself as being imaginative. And last night I figured out why: because I am SO GOOD at fantasizing that I get hugely invested emotionally and it becomes too real to me. When I sit and try to imagine what it would be like to to be married, or to be on Broadway, I get invested immediately and the feeling is too intense. So, I refuse to fantasize or play with my imagination because it is all too real. I settle for practicality handle my emotions and dreams through hard work. I couldn't believe it when I figured this out- imagine what is possible, now that I realize I have had the tools all along? =)

Monday, December 29, 2008

The "Ick" feeling

I hate that feeling when you realize you didn’t get cast in something. The feeling only lasts for a moment or so, but it is a little sickness in the pit of your stomach, and then you have a free fall feeling just for a second, and then a heaviness. And then it goes away. Today I saw a press release for a show I thought I might get, and the PR indicated that I didn’t. Ick. I did very well at the audition and I am thrilled to have met the director, so I know the timing or chemistry is all that was off (neither of which I can control.)

Oh well. Moving on!

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