“Next leg of the Journey”

by Renaissance Girl     
Four days left. Elements Theatre Company’s month-long study trip to Chicago is winding up and I can feel myself both shifting toward home, and rebelling against shifting towards home. We’ve settled into a rhythm here — different from home, but in a sense not so different, just a smaller community.  I hate the travel days in between and the first few days trying to settle back in.  I looked up the word “settle” and this was one of the definitions: “To discontinue moving and come to rest in one place.”  It’s the kiss of death in theater improv, grinding to a halt — don’t stop, there is always a “yes, and…”  This idea seemed to pull something into focus. Maybe the coming and going isn’t meant to be easy — maybe it’s actually about not trying to settle back in.
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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

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