Tonite I light a candle,
for no one in particular.
Or maybe just for me.
For each and everyone.
A vigil for the sustainability of our sanity,
that we can make it through
before the moment (whatever that might be).
A prayer that we might breathe easy,
body and soul,
and that we may not sink so deeply into
the mud of our own mind
that we’re unable to unfurl our own fumbling fingers
towards a friend or a stranger,
who too, seeks a hand, however weathered,
My name is Melissa and I'm an actor, writer, and teaching artist who never really left my playful seven year old self behind. I'm also passionate about sustainable creativity - we must take care of ourselves in a holistic way if we want to keep thriving as an artist. What does being creative mean to you? How do you play every day? This is a space for taking a break, a breath, and finding ways to flex our imagination and find the joy where we can. No one is going to present us with a ready made creative life--we have to step up and gift it to ourselves. I'm so glad you're here.
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