NY Pt. 1: Costumes.
Well, I’m back from NY and slowly adjusting to normal life. I almost got used to the super weird schedule I was on there…up at 10, train/walk with Y to the rehearsal space, sit at Milk Bar until the rain/tornado let up, ride the train to either visit with friends or wander the city for 10 hours, meet Y around 11, hang until 3-4, sleep and repeat! Hanging til 4 sounds crazy except that I never adjusted to the time difference, so I felt like I was going to bed at 1. But the rest of you–all those without jet lag that I hung out with until 4–I have no idea how you are leading normal productive lives. You need more rest.
One of my favorite days was with Caroline and her daughter Jubilee. They are staying in a (really beautiful!) house in Ditmas Park while Caroline works on the costumes for the tour and James (her husband) rehearses. I got to be a fit model for the first time in my life and I have to say, it’s a rather therapeutic experience having someone quietly pin things to you for a few hours. I don’t know what fit models have to complain about. Afterward Jubilee and I had a little craft time while Caroline made lunch and then we all walked together through Prospect Park. The weather was weird–hot and windy and overcast, tornado warning-style, like being inside a steam dryer. I kind of enjoyed it. At the park we discovered that ginko berries should never be picked up and smooshed in your hands (that smell!) and that you should carry something to sit on at all times while in NY.