My small but efficient room is beautiful, and has all the things I need to get ready for pre-production. I have wi-fi, a microwave, a small refridgerator, and access to the kitchen as well. There is an outside patio off the room which is quaint and beautiful. Although I'm getting tired of moving my things from place to place, I'm glad I'll be here for at least a month. By the end of the month I'll have rested and be ready to move into the space. Tomorrow I'm going to meet Vanessa, a friend of Kurt's and someone familiar with downtown and the burgeoning art scene there. I'm hoping that she can lead me to the place I'm looking for. I have noticed with a slumped economy, people are really willing to work with you on prices and such, and are very persistent in calling and wanting you to look at the space. We'll see, there is time to get the perfect situation, or better said, the situation that is right for us.
Yesterday, I went for a long walk on the beach. While there I was watching the gulls walking (or standing rather) all along the shoreline. They seemed to me so very weary. All standing there waiting for something, their ebony eyes clouded over from flying and walking and searching for food. For a moment, I found my hope in realizing although yesterday was daunting, I persisted anyway. I found this beautiful room, and felt the anguish of the gulls. Last night, Kent worked on my body, giving me a massage that he does to his clients called Thai Yoga. It was painful, but when he had finished, my body felt so much better and I slept through the entire night. So, my journey continues on the pain front, learning a different way of looking at pain and treating it. Walking, massage, yoga, and nutrition, all things necessary to a healthy lifestyle. I'll need it to perform. I've done those two hour shows where I was on stage the entire time. It's not easy to maintain that kind of energy for a full two hours. Of course, these are things that the experts tell us over and over that we must do. Once again, the boulder up the hill.
Today, I'm still standing around looking at the boulder, but I think there is hope for getting it started up the hill. There is a spot on the east side where my shoulder will fit it perfectly, soon, I'll find out how heavy it is and what I'll need to move it. Until then, I'll gather others who will help me move it.