There is so much to share about opening weekend of my play BIG WORK with the Perpetual Visitors Theatre Company, but to be honest, between three back-to-back shows and my day job, I'm pretty spent. I plan to recharge these next few days before our Saturday performance and will share some more musings and thoughts soon enough. But in the meanwhile, and keeping with the theme of BIG WORK, big feelings, and big questions, here's a question I have for you all:
This quote from BIG WORK, which happens to be my own, is kind of a neat question to ponder. I think I'm so used to asking myself what I would do if I had a million dollars and didn't have to work, but this question feels a little different. It's interesting to ask myself what would I do, right now, with my life as it is, if I knew I wasn't going to get paid, recognized, or leave any traces behind.
I may be physically exhausted, mentally spent, and in need of some serious rest and relaxation, but I know that I would be willing to keep acting for the rest of my life. This is not to say I want to do it all the time, or let it push aside my relationships, health, or other things I love to do. It's not to say I don't want breaks from it or that it's without its stresses. It's not saying it's not going to be hard work and that some days are not going to be as fun as others. It's just to say that I love acting enough that I will always be willing to keep doing it, in some capacity. For the rest of my life.
I'm looking forward to a free evening ahead of Netflix and leftovers, so now it's your turn to ponder this question:
"What kind of work would we do, if there was no guarantee of any recognition or remnants of our efforts? What would we be willing to do, to work towards, invisibly if necessary, every day?"
Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below, and thanks as always for visiting this dear little space of mine!