I have been thinking of some version of a Song of Songs performance for many years. I have loved the poetry for even longer.
Today I am processing the other side. The day after a performance and when a new piece comes into the world.
Last night I felt wrapped in the support of so many. A community of people coming together who encouraged Lara and I as we brought a unique journey to life.
I always feel nervous with a new piece entering the world. Will people get it? How will it impact the audience? Will our vision get across? Will I be able to reach my own vision and hopes for the piece?
I'm starting to see my life as a performer as more of a marathon than a sprint. The reminder that creating and performing is about a journey that doesn't have to be rushed through. That the daily ordinary moments forward in the creative process help this marathon of creating.
I'm tired today. But a tired that is filled with the encouragement of the gift of so many helping this new piece come to life. The reminder that this is a long journey. A journey that can surprise me with the sudden beautiful flashes of people coming together. A journey that is made of many small ordinary steps.