Short days, long nights, so much to do, to see, to buy, to give, to receive, to donate, and we’re on a deadline, people.
There are times (December) when abundance just feels like too much. The urge to pare down, avoid, hibernate, just QUIT takes over. Or doesn’t take over but just nags and nags at the back of your head, while you’re out there at the fundraiser, the party, the gathering, the send-off, the family.
This is your gentle reminder that there are times when a whole lot of whatever is coming at you is GOOD. And RIGHT. And APPROPRIATE. (I will take a big grant, please. Thank you.) A favorite recent example: The Honeycomb Trilogy by Mac Rogers. Three plays (Advance Man, Blast Radius, and Sovereign) in rep, running as a marathon on Saturdays and Sundays. So that’s a lot of theater. But wait! There’s more! Advance Man has a cast of ten, Blast Radius has a cast of nine, and Sovereign has a full dozen! I LOVE THIS. Big casts, with big stories, big juicy roles, and big ambitions are the right kind of much. Or at least, my kind of much.
I have not yet achieved my ambition of seeing Hamilton this fall, and as I was looking into the lottery rules, I discovered that on November 11, there were 959 people at the #Ham4Ham pre-show and ticket lottery. Nine hundred fifty nine. That’s a lot. That’s impressive. And daunting. That might be a little much. Even for me.