Monday, February 20, 2012

Upper West Side 

The past couple of weeks have been...exhausting?  discouraging?  annoying? Something along those lines, I guess.  Work has been unbearable.  Sleep has been elusive.  I feel brittle, like a branch that has no give.  I have more questions than answers.  It hasn't been the easiest of seasons.

. There have been some bright spots.  You wanna know what they are?  Good, 'cause I'm gonna tell you:

  • This album by The Milk Carton Kids. Minimal acoustic loveliness. The more you listen, the harder you'll fall.
  • Late-night Rummikub games with my roommates at the kitchen table.
  • Updated resumes and phone interviews.
  • A couple of new creative projects on the horizon (looking forward to something is a key to happiness, don't you know?)
  • Back-stage moments before Improv shows. Energy is high, music is loud, and camaraderie is palpable, as we group-hug and say, "I got your back."
  • Any activity that forces me to be fully present (aka unplugged) - the gym, reservoir runs, voice lessons, etc. I so appreciate these breaks from the whirlwind.
  • New hair color.  Because sometimes a girl needs a MediumReddishBrown change.
  • Dark chocolate with sea salt from Zabar's.  Because chocolate is a healthful necessity in the dark days of winter.
  • Speaking of dark days - they're fading: there's a sliver of sun left lately when I leave the office each evening. Sweet daylight. I'd like to see more of you, but I'll take what I can get for now.

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