Loving Life and People

Here is my latest cold read from film/tv

Hello Small World (really, I think there are two of you), it’s been awhile! Not to say I haven’t been busy, I simply have difficulty with this whole social media business. It is difficult for me to constantly market…“me.” I get tired of me. I live with me all day. I know how me is. But, the whole point of this website is to talk about me, so I suppose I should get over it.

I had one of my favorite auditions yet a week or so ago. I was called in to be the server, but I read through the sides beforehand and saw there were many “moms” required, so I did a little work there, hoping they would change their minds when they saw me. I’m a 27 year old mother who looks 18. Maybe 20. I actually had a high schooler at the audition say “Okay, we can say we go to school together.” “How about college,” I said, “You have to give me that much.” When she asked why and I explained, she was shocked. Yep. I’m sure the bangs don’t help. I’m working on that but hair can only grow so fast.

So I practiced as the server until someone came out and said, “We actually want you to read for the mom. Right now.” Great! I was so happy, I walked in the room, saw my “husband,” and said “Hey there baby!” It was a great time of improv and I know I did well. I must not have been the look they wanted, however, as I am sitting here typing instead of charming the camera. Shocking! Haha!

I have had the joy of getting together with a friend who played Clairee in “Steel Magnolias.” She is a wonderful teacher and I love talking with someone about theater and film—someone who has actually lived the life and, despite her third bout with cancer, is still writing and going to shows. I went to visit her the other day and, as I was leaving, she sat up in bed. I sat down with her and we held hands and smiled at each other and I was struck by how young she looked and how young I felt. It was one of those moments when I knew, in the eyes of eternity, we were just two little girls, talking about our hopes and dreams, and our ages were irrelevant. It was a sweet time and one I will not soon forget. It was also a good reminder of why I’m pursuing acting. Yes, I adore the time on stage or camera, but I’m put on this earth to love people. Acting is simply the avenue I get to use to meet those people. And I have already met some wonderful ones.

On that note, my cousin passed away this past week. I’m wishing I was with family right now. Instead, I went to a pond and let the kids chase and torment ducks. I figured Paul would appreciate that. Paul. If it were not for your wedding, I would have missed out on a huge part of the story that brought my own wedding about. You made me laugh more than anyone on Facebook. I will miss opening it up just to see what you wrote. There was seldom anything else that interested me. You will be missed. I love you.

5 thoughts on “Loving Life and People

  1. Enjoyed this very much but not sure hew to respond, it went to WordPress then looked like it wanted to charge me

    Sent from my iPad


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