|2016 First Quarter Update
||[Mar. 8th, 2016|12:41 am]
|||||Red Paint - The Sound||]|
Life is 80% better than it was three months ago; I really like my new job, I have money to spare now, travel plans, less time to dwell, more prime-time to do 'things'. How lucky I was to get out of the plughole of extreme poverty and despair, not sure I could've taken much more of it.
I've been taking myself to a little independent cinema most weekends, I'm a total traitor to Odeon (although I still miss my ace mates who always greet me so warmly when I go and visit) - but it's hardly surprising when I've been able to see films such as 'Whistle Down the Wind', 'All About Eve', 'Labyrinth' and 'Brazil'. It's like a little spiritual pilgrimage that I like to keep private so that I have the benefit of my own company - so much easier to organise, better for immersion and no need for guilt if I can't go outside (which is getting ever easier).
Not having to job hunt anymore is the best gift I could ever have been given. I really hope my luck holds.
Had another great show with Grim North in January - it was a little rushed, but we pulled it off. It was very different to our others as it was an archive performance of select scenes. I had three roles in this one, one of which had difficult dialogue to memorise which required the use of many mnemonics. We did a full day of rehearsals and preparation before the show, instead of stretching them out over a week - I kind of liked that. I'm still not completely enamoured with acting in a broad sense, I hope I can push myself in more of a creative writing direction, but it's still a great outlet and I couldn't have joined a group as in-tune to my style as this one.