...getting to spend some quality time with some old friends and meeting some new ones at a lovely reading of a provocative new play by a sweet, funny playwright who I've known forever. The best part and the reason why I was there at all reading stage directions, something I really enjoy doing, is because my very BFF, a marvelous, sensitive, smart, creative director asked me to :-) I always try to be available if she's got something she's directing. I love watching her work with actors. She has so much respect for people and living things (though admittedly, I think she could do without snakes - I think they're fascinating!) that to watch her in action is a joy. She takes every question seriously, she really listens to what you have to say, and she makes the room a fun and exciting, open, safe, and collaborative place to create. She's incredibly positive and supportive and has a keen ear and eye. And she wants everyone to succeed and lets them know it in overt and subtle ways. Who could ask for anything more? Isn't it amazing how people can make the world a better place simply by being kind, supportive, positive, and interested in our fellow people? Isn't it great when people like that fill your own personal world? How lucky I am to know this generous, loving, kind, shiny soul.
I hope you have at least one person in your life who makes you feel loved and accepted just for who you are.