We had a great trip of transition conversation as we drove up and ate our dinner. It is so important to be able to leave the world we live in, day to day, behind in order to fully sink into the experience of Theatre, art and creativity that is up here. In order to leave that behind a transition needs to happen from solving problems, protecting turf and people, fielding complaints and dissappointments, mixing it up with the economy, and a myriad of other things both personal and business, to life is theatre and theatre is life, all things are possible, the world is what I make of it, Shakespeare Rocks, and everything is going to work out exactly as it is meant to. That is quite a transition and so far Karen and I have done a terrific job of navigating the rocky channel full of all sorts of challenging currents. We had to toss it around a bit over the last few days and in the car on the way up and something clicked into place for me in the car and something clicked into place for Karen in the restaurant, where I think we both could feel that we had done it, we had made it through that rocky channel to the Bay of Ashland and our boat was sound and ready to sail with a nice strong breeze.
There was this beautiful moment of consciousness awakening, and this is my purpose you know, when Karen’s eyes filled with tears and she looked over at me in the restaurant and said “Hello” and I said “Hi” back and she said “I just realized that I haven’t seen You for 3 weeks or so.” That is such a powerful thing when stuff gets moved out of the way and you can truly see your beloved even though you have been “seeing” them all along you haven’t really been taking them in. It is such an amazing thing to be seen too, like a bath in a cool mountain lake, such a relief, all the “trying to be seen or understood” just melts away in that moment of consciousness. When we do really “see” each other we also see that we are the same light we have always been at the same time there is something new, some new growth or shift that has happened in this real person that is across from us that we missed in all that time of not seeing and assuming that we were doing up until that moment. So thank you Karen, my love, for seeing me and even more for reminding me how easy it is for each and every one of us to forget to look in a way that we truly see each other.