Berkshire frosting on my life’s cake…

I’m hanging out in Lenox, MA waiting for an answer to a proposal I made yesterday to Shakespeare and Company’s Director of Education and Director of Training. They both said yes, but as is common they have people to answer to as well. The General Manager is where the buck stops and we will see if my offer is met with an eye roll.

I awoke at 5am yesterday with the idea blazoned across my psyche. I was awake for 2 hours scheming and dreaming, thinking it the best idea I could imagine for the next chapter of my life. I hesitate to state just what it is here in print, until I get the go-ahead. Let me just say that the idea makes me tingle from head to toe and gives me such a full heart to believe yet again that life works things together for good if we trust and give it freedom. If this goes forward you will hear a screech across the east coast, and the sky will be go in and out of focus for a moment with the momentous day.

But for now the holding pattern is keeping me pent up to bursting, and with my damn ankle still keeping me from exercise and nature, I am trying to let out my excess tension with my fingertips. And the song Feels Like Today keeps rolling around in my heart and even though I have used it in a blog post previously (“Glacier at last”), I can’t help but give it a return performance. It just makes me bust out and dance around my room and fly in my spirit. Even if my dreams don’t come true this week, I know I’m on the path to my future and nothing can get in my way. Nothing! It feels like today!

I woke up this morning

With this feeling inside me that I can’t explain

Like a weight that I’ve carried

Been carried away, away

But I know something is coming

I don’t know what it is

But I know it’s amazing, you save me

My time is coming

And I’ll find my way out of this longest drought

It feels like today I know

It feels like today I’m sure

It’s the one thing that’s missin’

The one thing I’m wishin’

The last sacred blessin’

It feels like today

Feels like today

You treat life like a picture

But its not a moment that’s frozen in time

It’s not gonna wait

Til you make up your mind, at all

So while this storm is breaking

While there’s light at the end of the tunnel

Keep running towards it

Releasing the pressure, that’s my heartache

Soon this dam will break

It’s the one thing that’s missin’

The one thing you’re wishin’

The last sacred blessin’

Feels like today

Feels like

Feels like your life changes

Feels like

Feels like your life changes

Addendum: I just heard, it’s official! I have been given the go ahead to plan a high school Shakespeare program to be here in Lenox, MA in the Spring! I will be pursuing schools to commit to it and then working in it. Also this fall I will be a teacher trainee in the Conservatory program here at Shakespeare and Company, learning all I can and giving all I can to the 16 adult students that are participating in the 4 month program that culminates in a performance of King John in December. So there you have it folks, all this dreaming is becoming a reality and I continue to lead a charmed life, and I can sing with  James Taylor…

Now the first of December was covered with snow

and so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston.

Though the Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting,

with ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go. 


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