Monday, June 28th, 2010 Diary Entry
I just want to say that now that the theatre festivals are over for a time, I will have two days completely free instead of sixteen-hour spreads of promotion, drumming, dancing, painting, burning calories in the hot L.A. sun, and then the hours spent at shows and bars. It was a lot of a wonderful time, but I am glad to have a break for reflection. And to get out of the sun.
I do have a lot of reflecting to do- I should have taken notes, but I was having too much fun. I will just have to remember all the catharsis after the fact, of course. I will just say this- after being around actors all day every day again… it reminds me very much that the world is not such a serious place. It was so goddamn refreshing to speak to so many people who, if not awake, were at least very in touch with their source. Sure, I met a few sleepers, but most people were… amazing. There were no societal demons people were hiding behind like they do in so many other facets of life. No one let themselves be overcome by labels or restrictions. I felt like I’d known them for years… yes, not so much of the world is asleep! There are still those of us willing to stand up and do what’s right- which is whatever we please. Including drinking and smoking and bouncing our bodies around next to other warm bodies from all over the world that we’ve only just met but to whom we still feel connected.
We set up the mainstage as a dance floor last night- theatre lights and theatre sounds and an audience and alcohol and tons of people just dancing ecstatically. There came a song about North Americans- a song singing “we are North American scum”, wondering where the love and the partying might be hiding here. But the song had a good beat, and we danced like we were tribal Native North Americans… which was pretty funny because lots of us were Native, at least partially, but many people were British. I have both groups in my ancestry. Hehe. Boy… using your body like that for hours… it creates a definite high. I can still feel it in every cell.
Also, I reiterate: You can’t trust anything an actor says, and that includes anything I ever say :P Or can you?
Love you, Ganymede.