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After months of hiatus, I'm getting back into the acting groove again. Finally. Especially considering I have an audition on Wednesday. And it feels good. Really good. My pieces are still rough, but I've got them memorized again, and I'm confident I can get them up to speed. And I'm going to have fun doing it.

I'm feeling pretty comfortable with the Electra piece again already, although I know the blocking needs some major work. The other is a lot rougher, but I'm going to go get my research materials from the library tomorrow, so it should be all right. I'm ignoring what my old audition techniques professor said and doing one of Elvira's speeches from Blithe Spirit, so research means getting the play and a Noel Coward movie or two out of the library, so I can brush up on what exactly is happening in the scene (it's been a long time since I read it) and get the rhythm and the style right. Hmmm. I wonder if the library has The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie--I remember that being good for the rhythm last time I really worked on this piece.

Anyway, it's amazing how much better I feel about myself and my life now that I've gotten back to my acting. I think there is something to what O. always says about ignoring our visions and our art making us sick. Speaking of which, I think it might be time for a reread of Black Elk.

Right now, I think it's time for a snack (like coconut-lime hempmilk ice cream! I'm such a hippie) and some Angel. And then bedtime. Because tomorrow is library and research and acting work day. And actually sending out emails that need sending and cleaning the house and grocery shopping. And if I'm feeling daring, maybe I'll register for the LSAT.

In other news, I'm reading Robin McKinley's Deerskin, and I love it. I'd forgotten how wonderful McKinley is at her best. (Which is odd, because I reread Sunshine all the time, but there you have it.) I'm almost done, and I think when I finish, I'm going to start Chalice. And apparently, there's a whole Water anthology she co-wrote that I hadn't even heard of. Good to know.

So, all is well. The well still feels a little tenuous, but I think I can hold onto it if I keep listening. Good night.

*The title would be a line from Euripides' Electra. Specifically, a line from my monologue. I'm not going completely crazy or pretentious on you. Well, at least not crazy. But I like that line, the subject heading looks lonely being all blank, and aside from the loneliness, I'm trying to figure out formatting. So there. :P


liyana: "Out of this wood do not desire to go." (Default)

Casida de las palomas oscuras

Por las ramas del laurel
vi dos palomas oscuras.
La una era el sol,
la otra la luna.
"Vecinitas," les dije,
"¿dónde está mi sepultura?"
"En mi cola," dijo el sol.
"En mi garganta," dijo la luna.
Y yo que estaba caminando
con la tierra por la cintura
vi dos águilas de nieve
y una muchacha desnuda.
La una era la otra
y la muchacha era ninguna.
"Aguilitas," les dije,
"¿dónde está mi sepultura?"
"En mi cola," dijo el sol.
"En mi garganta," dijo la luna.
Por las ramas del laurel
vi dos palomas desnudas.
La una era la otra
y las dos eran ningunas.

--Federico García Lorca

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