....on this glorious wildflower garden since spring. It continues to burst forth with a stunning array of black-eyed Susans, daisies, dianthus, coneflowers, bachelor's buttons...it's just AMAZING! I continually go out of my way to ooooh! and ahhhh! at the magnificence of it!
....well, really hi, lily! But I love that song :-) Isn't this glorious? From my walk last night. The gardens in my new 'hood knock me out. In the best of ways :-) I hope your day is full of flowers and songs.
...we took a walk to the Merrick Rose Garden....I think I oooohed! and ahhhhhed! at every single rose :-) I hope your day is full of beauty that takes your breath away.
...Kristie Berger." Um....well.....maybe I won't use this particular slate! ;-)
...a reading of a new play WITH ACTUAL PEOPLE!! IN PERSON!!!! IN THE SAME PLACE!!!! NOT VIRTUALLY!!!!!! And I have to say, it was GLORIOUS!!! We all talked about how strange and wonderful it was to be doing a reading of a new play not via Zoom, but in a dear friend's lovely condo, unmasked (we are all vaccinated). We all got to hug each other!!! Zoom is wonderful. It's made a lot of things possible that wouldn't have been possible and I've been very fortunate during the pandemic to be a part of quite a few play readings and getting to be an actor in quite a few playwriting classes. And, of course, auditions and callbacks via Zoom have been the only thing keeping the acting world going. BUT honestly, there is nothing like being in the actual room...the energy, the camaraderie, the way we connect and interact live, in person, cannot be replicated virtually. And we were all so incredibly grateful to be there together, friends and colleagues and husbands and lovers, celebrating and making ART together on this fabulous night.
....spectacular?!?!? This rose!!! Took my breath away! There's a rose garden in bloom near the post office and I just happened to walk that way yesterday and, oh!!! The various roses that are bursting forth! Pinks, reds, yellows, oranges, splashed colors like this beauty! It pays to seek out new paths to walk. You never know what you'll find! I hope your day is full of fabulous surprises :-)
...has begun practices!!! Oh, my goodness, it felt so amazingly fabulous to get out to the fields on a gorgeous day and see old friends and meet new ones, pitch, catch, whack some balls, play a scrimmage game where all was fun and laughter and knocking the rust off. I've been playing in this league since God was a boy and sorely missed our non-season season last year. Cobwebs in every part of my softball joints and brain, but it didn't matter! We were pretty much all in the same boat and just had the best time running around on a beautiful day! We've lost several long-time teams and have a shortened season....many changes to our tiny place in the world, which is a reflection of the monumental changes around the globe of how people do things and carry on in the midst of crises and pandemic. So grateful to the CTSL and so grateful that I said yes many years ago to the lovely Keith who asked me, when I worked in the box office at the Goodman Theatre, if I wanted to play theater league softball on their new team. It pays to say yes. I hope you have a glorious day!
....checking in to say howdy. May continues in its glorious splendor. Everything has greened up. The 'hood is lush and beautiful, flowers and birds and chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits and all things great and small abound. What an amazing time of year. But really, every time of year is amazing. My mother always says, "If you wake up, it's a great day." I hope you're having a great day today :-)
...community helpers." I love this child's sidewalk art and sentiment. Teach your children well. I hope you're having a beautiful day.