(Why am I naming days?)
9/17/14, Day 14,015 (Mercena Day 33): Mercena’s First Flux Season Vote
After feeling overwhelmed on her 32rd day, her 33rd day marked a big breakthrough. She became markedly more comfortable with the Eat/Activity/Sleep pattern laid out by The Baby Whisperer, and within that pattern, she had much more happy, engaged awake time.
And that was a very good thing, because we had scheduled the Flux Theatre Ensemble season vote for 6:30pm at our co-op. If we had a struggling baby in the middle of a meltdown, it would makes things very difficult. But after a period of happy awake time, she quickly fell asleep, waking once during the meeting to peacefully eat before returning to sleep.
Oh sure, she had a major meltdown from 2am to 3am, but yesterday was a very positive step forward, and I’m grateful for it.
I’m also supremely grateful for the quality of the discussion we had regarding Flux’s next season. It was honest, generous, difficult at times but always positive, and we wound up with a way forward that could be transformative, in spite of some major life challenges buffeting our ensemble over the next few years.
For those who don’t know, Flux votes on our seasons, with all eleven Creative Partners having an equal voice, and eight votes needed to move forward. The season discussion can be grueling, but it is also tremendously rewarding and one of the things that really defines what is most Flux-y about Flux.
All in all, a great day, if an exhausting night. And now I have to go, as our baby is having a hard time falling asleep…
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 145 out of 183 days (Untitled New Play)
Spanish: 131 out of 183 days
Music: 50 out of 89 days
What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)
- Ate and cooked local, organic, vegetarian food, and used cloth diapers for Mercena;
- Signed my support for the Greenpeace activists facing ten years in jail for trying to protect an Indonesian rainforest;
- Asked retailers to label Monsanto’s GMO corn (I’m not necessarily against GMO products, but I do believe in transparency);
- Asked the AFL to boycott Brunei’s Airline until they end their violent, anti-LGBT laws.