1/18/14, Day 13,772: Chappy
This day is so named after my grandfather Allan F. Jones, and his nickname Chappy, inspired by an evidently legendary impersonation of Charles Chaplin. I never saw the impersonation, and I believe he swore off the nickname when he became a state senator. However, on this day I began writing a character inspired in part by his memory, and I’m calling the character Chappy. He first appears in the second scene of The Sea Concerto, which happily is pouring out of me quite quickly.
1/19/14, Day 13,773: Never Step In The Same River Twice
This day is so named to honor another beautiful day of Flux: a rehearsal for Once Upon a Bride There Was a Forest followed by a Flux Sunday. Truly I think Flux has never been so strong; this current creative partnership is one of such kinetic joy. But I know that it can’t last; life will knock us all like billiard balls into separate pockets, some of us sooner than later. You can never step in the same river twice. So I’m trying to not take a moment of this for granted.
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 16 out of 19 days (The Sea Concerto up to page 26)
Spanish: 17 out of 19 days
What small things did I do the past two days to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?)
- Hosted Flux Sunday
- Added my name to another petition advocating for Net Neutrality
- Hosted and participated in Flux’s Food:Soul rehearsal
- Asked Harry Reid to continue resisting the Senators trying to undermine the peace negotiations with Iran
- Wrote 14 pages of The Sea Concerto
- Asked the government of Iceland to stop killing whales
- Ate vegetarian