The wifi I'm using isn't allowing me to respond to comments. So -- sorry. I'm not ignoring you; I just can't respond. I am indeed sad to be missing 5/6ths of my nieces' and nephews' birthdays...I included the On the Road quote for the writerly part, not the Deanerly...and I was being melodramatic yesterday. We all have a role to play, and this actor tends towards the melodrama of the Russian Epic Theatre tradition.
Pretty soon I'll be playing the role of fanboy rather well: one of the professors with whom I'm working is the granddaughter of a Stalinist architect, his sole inheritrix, and has a grand collection of his notes, correspondence, and memoirs.
I also went out to my favorite, the Theater on the Taganka, and got tickets for a couple of their upcoming premieres.
I do miss New Hampshire, and I miss the ocean; watching oil swirl in puddles isn't quite the same as watching the waves, but it's good to be back in town.
6 months ago