A whole month and more has gone by without my writing a single post here on my blog. It wasn't that I had nothing of interest to blog about, but rather that I hadn't enough time to blog because of too many interesting things. Foremost among them has been a new acting class at the Skillman Southwestern branch library. My first foray (in my entire life) into acting was back in February with a class focusing on Shakespeare taught by Hassan El-Amin of the Dallas Theater Center. Fourteen very diverse "senior" individuals came together, learned, laughed, and participated in what all agreed was a very enriching experience. So much so that most of us were unwilling to simply bid adieu and close the door on this new activity. So we organized ourselves and chose a new project: Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters.
We, now called The Skillman Players, owe many thanks to the Skillman Southwestern Library Friends who have graciously sponsored our acting classes, printed up our posters and programs, and provided refreshments at our library performances. Not to mention being our enthusiastic audience. So it seems that we, The Skillman Players, are now an established entity. We're not sure what we'll do next, but after all this, we simply can't not continue. To tell the truth, I've discovered that I really have no desire to be actor, but, on the other hand, I'm enjoying this tremendously. As one of the other members said to me one day, "I had a bad morning, I've had a bad day, but I come here and forget all of that completely."
It has been time consuming, and I'm glad to have a little hiatus, so I can dabble in dyeing again and get some sewing done among other things. But I'm sure I'll soon be ready for some more drama in my life.