Life's changing. The season has ended and with it my shiny- happy geek-utopia of living in my pointe shoes and spending my days zooming around the studio to the tune of Shostakovitch and Corelli and (in some cases) the Moldy Peaches.
I can't even say for sure what is about to happen in my life, but I can already tell that the whole thing has begun to slowly turn upside-down. I hope that doesn't come across as despondent, because it's much more along the lines of trying to turn everything rightside-up and grabbing other things before they fall down and break. More mania than quiet despair-- then again, isn't that how it always goes?
Thankfully, next Saturday I'm leaving to spend a week in glorious Portland, OR with the ever-so-awesome T. Even though I hate flying and the airfair alone is costing me well over five hundred dollars, I look forward to seeing my best friend in her awesome city and having a week to decompress and get ready for whatever is next.
And now I'm off to an appointment and then to the studio. I'm hoping tomorrow I'll be able to start taking class en pointe again-- one of the many holes in my toes ended up getting infected, rending me unable to even stand up straight while wearing pointe shoes. Lovely, no?
And now, here's your moment of zen:
"Today it was brought to my attention that the downside to this business is death, so right now I'm not thinking about the bakery. I'm thinking about enrolling in dental hygiene school so my children aren't orphans."
~ Mary- Louise Parker (as Nancy Botwin)