I used to find the dreary days on the East Coast kind of depressing. I had heard that the constant dreary winters of Seattle can really get to people, but I found myself getting used to the murky weather. In the past week, I think the sun came out once for about an hour and a half. It was a glorious thing to see. It was like living in a tropical paradise for a brief time. It was the hour and a half to go outside and enjoy life! But, really, I appreciated that the weather never dipped below fifty degrees Fahrenheit. If I’m lucky, the East Coast will get an early Spring in March when I return and I will have avoided the winter. I don’t think I’ll be quite that lucky, but you never know.
Now I am in California for a month. Fresno, where I have been coming for seven years now for the Rogue Festival. This year I will be in the Mardi Gras parade, acting in a new drama “Dancing in the Mist,” and continuing to ride “Best Picture.” I am even going to volunteer for a day at the festival. California can be a wonderful thing for a true blue East Coaster like myself. People here actually… relax.
I’m writing this during a break from rehearsing “Dancing in the Mist.” I’ve got lines to learn. Yep, no relaxing for me yet.
Current reading: I’m very much enjoying “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith.
Current movie: Nothing in the past week.
Current TV: Started season four of “Sons of Anarchy.” Finished season two of “Damages.”
Current wisdom: Breathe.