Man, this has been a busy couple of weeks! I have spent my time researching grants, scholarships + loans for my trip, working like a dog, playing Stella from A Streetcar Named Desire in scene study class + trying to enjoy my last NYC summer for two years.
If you have ever spent a summer in the Big Apple, you understand that enjoying summer in the city often also means getting the hell out! So, two weeks ago, I went to my aunts’ country house in the Poconos to visit my grandmother who is up north from St. Augustine, FL for the summer.
We had pretty slow days up there: just lounging, reading + watching the news. We enjoyed a trip to our favorite lunch spot in Milford + there was even a blackout for a couple of hours due to a major storm the evening after the following pics were taken!
The tragedy in Aurora, CO was fresh (+ remains fresh) in our minds. All of the news coverage I heard + read seemed to be about it. Questions about U.S. gun laws + mental health services seemed to be all I could think about.
It has been easier for me to keep up with the news (as discussed in my last post) than I thought it would be, because I am fascinated by the beautiful + scary ways that people operate. I have always thought that this is one of the reasons why I love being an actress: I get to explore the ins + outs of how people operate + why they make the choices that they make.
I wish that I could figure out the “right thing” to say about the incident… At this point, all I can offer up is that I have continued to send good thoughts to the families + loved ones of the people who were killed + injured early that morning.
I’ll end this one with a great song by Cheryl Wheeler, “If It Were Up To Me.”