Day 26 - March 18 - A Horse With Blinders
Thursday, April 07, 2016
A horse with blinders: that's how I felt today. I was doing the right things...and I was getting things done. But I was just moving through my day, from one to-do to the next one.
There's always a little let down after a vacation, of course, and I knew I was coming back to an incredibly intense couple of weeks. And now I'm living it.
Check the boxes. Get it done.
Tonight, we had a chorus rehearsal with a coach, Marcia Pinvidic, who came in to work with us on our expression. Even that was, well, joyless. Just keep singing, fix something, get through it.
But at the end of rehearsal, she sat us down and had a chat with us. It wasn't about how we were singing -- because we were singing well. It was about who we are. And about who we can be. Talk about a message that transcended the musical product. Just what I needed to hear at the end of this long day. Wow.