The weekend came and went—for me—in a much busier and poetic verse-riden manner than usual. Every night, for the seven days leading up to Sunday, I dressed up in knickers and hoes, and sung and played music on stage. “As You Like It” was only performed on four nights, but that didn’t make the rehearsals prior to it any less tiring or intense. It was great to see students, professors, and friends among them, in the seats—their attention entirely made up for the occasional noisy child in the audience. People seem to be saying that they really loved the performances, that it was both a highly entertaining, as well as finely interpreted production. I only played but a modest fraction of what “As You Like It” was, and my fellow cast members really deserve hearty applause for the impressive and inspiring work I was able to witness them do.
Now that this play is over, I suddenly have hours of free time during my evenings! This really couldn’t have come at a more opportune time, since midterm week has started, meaning longer library hours and, frankly, less sleep. I spent much of yesterday evening (and night) putting the final touches on a philosophy paper, and now have a communication exam to prepare for later in the week, in addition to some shorter writing assignments.
I got an email this morning though, reminding me of the flights I had booked for later this week, for my Spring Break trip to Seattle. It’s as if it’s taunting me. But the work will soon be done, and calmer times will arrive. Until then, I am going to take a nap, and crawl back into my study-bubble!
I found out yesterday, that there is a full-fledged playground with swing sets on the very edge of campus. Live and learn.
Over and Out,