Saturday, November 27, 2010

BUTTERNUT BREAD REVISITED

What do you do if you find yourself doing something that feels wrong, and you find yourself in circumstances that you aren't able to handle?

I don't mean GUILT -- the way you might feel if you found you found yourself involved sexually with someone you didn't really like. I mean punch-in-the-stomach, desperation -- no, no, I can't do that!

I'm not talking about stage fright -- when your muscles turn to jelly -- you're not sure you can do the choreography -- you're afraid to step on to the stage. (It happened at my very first performance at the YMHA in New York City.)

Oh yes, I've had jelly-knees stage fright since then -- at Spoleto, Festival of Two Worlds -- had it in London on opening night -- at Lincoln Center just before the curtain went up.

But the punch-in-the-stomach fear? -- click -- here's what happened to me in Iowa.

2 comments:

Linda Phillips said...

WOW ...what a story!!!!!!!!! You are one brave woman...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Peacock said...

Why we appreciate "The Anthem For The Common Man"...Mr. Butternut, a trooper in his own right, coming to the rescue of a group of "out of their element" troupers. Interesting that you draw a military analogy. Any chance that he was in tan overalls or that your troup was clad in shades of brown? "Butternut" was a slang term used to describe the Confederate Civil War soldier due to the hue of his homespun clothing. One good decision you made was to ask for help; we should never be afraid to ask or deny help when it is required. An "anthem" for all in it's own right, especially students and other young folk.

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