Lightning Walks as Sunnels Fall; or, Dreams of Sesi

(Why am I naming days?)

4/26/14, Day, 13, 691: Lightning Walks as Sunnels Fall; or, Dreams of Sesi

Yesterday I was finally able to sleep in, and I had the most wonderful dream of Sesi, our soon-to-be-daughter. There was nothing odd about the dream, no nightmarish or even dreamscape-ish qualities; I was simply taking care of my daughter for what felt like 20 minutes of the happiest dreaming, and when I woke up, I missed her.

After working remotely on some TCG work and doing a bushel of housework, I began rewriting Lightning Walks in preparation for the May 14th reading at the Lark. As always, after the first draft, I abandon a play for a while so that I can return to it with fresh eyes. It’s been nearly six months since I finished Lightning Walks, and I’m finding the rewrite process very exciting: I’m moving various pieces around for clarity, and stringing the whole thing together through Sarah’s perspective.

In Jane the Plain, the eponymous character has a bunch of special names for different kinds of rain, and yesterday, sunnels–the inexplicable sprinkles when the sun is out–accompanied a beautiful rainbow. We then worked the scene where Jane draws strength from her love of the rain, as I worked in the corner on Lightning Walks. I was happy to move between those two very different worlds…but I have to hustle on this rewrite, and another busy day is tapping eagerly at our bedroom window.

Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…

Writing: 100 out of 117 days (Lightning Walks, Jane the Plain)
Spanish: 90 out of 117 days
Music: 9 out of 22 days

What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)

  • For Flux, rehearsed Jane the Plain;
  • For TCG, worked on the National Conference;
  • Signed my support for Project One America, the drive to expand LGBT* rights in the South;
  • Signed my support for a debate between Tom Steyer and the Koch brothers on energy policy and climate change;
  • Asked Attorney General Holder to stop Ohio voter suppression;
  • Cooked and ate all vegetarian meals (mostly organic, some local) and added no direct food waste (plastics bags, plastic water bottles, etc.).

Published by CorinnaSchulenburg

Artist and Activist

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