Monday, June 27, 2005
Hazy, hot, humid
At least I’m AWARE of the lessons of the Universe during these retrogrades. How I can change my life to implement the things I’m learning is something I’m not quite sure of yet, but I’ll figure it out.
A situation at the show has come up which I can’t yet discuss here that I find unacceptable. It is not from my immediate superiors or from the actors. It’s from the producers. And I will not bend over. Plenty of people will. Not me.
Chiron retrograde – your soul’s path
Uranus retrograde – your place in the world
It all makes complete sense why it’s happened now, during these retrogrades. My response needs to be a consideration of all the facts and options, and then to make the best decision for me. I owe them nothing. I have frequently gone the extra mile for them.
What producers, in general, count on, is a sense of misplaced loyalty among their workers – because so many dream of this type of career and so few achieve it, the producers’ point of view is that we should pay them for working in the industry. The reality is that the producers would have nothing without the people who both create the productions and keep them going on a day-to-day basis. There are a few exceptions, but they become rarer and rarer as theses so-called producers step in from other realms without coming up in the business, and therefore having no understanding of it.
As long as I work on the show, I will continue to be pleasant and professional. But I will make my choices with no regrets.
My soul’s path is no longer in theatre. My place in the universe has shifted – the rest of me just has to catch up!
It will be an interesting few months. As long as I approach everything with a clear business head rather than emotion, I will be fine.
On a happier note, everyone was punchy with exhaustion on the show yesterday, and there was a lot of laughter, which is always a good thing. I’m in the other track, and happy to be there. I enjoy my actors enormously; we have a good rapport, a good rhythm. Several more wish to participate in The Thirteen Traveling Journals project, so that should be fun.
Some more contracts from Llewellyn came through – I have to sign them and send them back. I have more time on those deadlines than I thought, thank goodness.
I need to tidy up my workspace, do some work on the serials, do some work on Elusive Prayers, do some administrative work on The Thirteen Journals Project, and set up photos for potential logos for several projects. If I create the logos myself, I don’t have to worry about interfering with anyone else’s rights.
Already went to the market and the store to stock up on a few things. The fruits and vegetables were inspiring today, and I plan to spend a good bit of time in the kitchen today. That’s something I hate about 8 shows/week – too little time in the kitchen, due to the commute.
I don’t have to be at the theatre tomorrow until just before showtime, so I have those extra hours to do another (paid) writing gig.
What a relief.
The Thirteen Traveling Journals Project
The Widow’s Chamber
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