A Surprising First, Day 22
Still sick, I’ve had another uneventful, slightly less than comfortable day. Although I had planned to head to the library and continue work on my songbook and head to Naked Angels as per my usual Tuesdays, my sickness and the snow stopped me from leaving Long Island where I had traveled to spend just my Sunday night. Thankfully, computers still enabled me to do some work, allowing me to find a thorough reply from Claudia with leads to follow about life modeling and another email from the model coordinator at the Art Students League of New York, and giving me the ability to search the library for song compilations to pickup tomorrow.
Although I regret that my sickness kept me from my regular gym routine and especially my new friends and regular networking at Naked Angels, I did have the rare opportunity to experience a simple first. Leaning out of my boyfriend’s beach-side window, I saw waves crashing on a snow-covered shore for the first time I can recall. The poetic beauty of the waves and falling snow simultaneously wiping clean the Long Island landscape surprised me, and I found myself repeatedly popping my head out to see it more clearly as the snow fell less and less and twilight approached.
I couldn’t be more grateful to have this blog, to give myself the daily push toward new experiences like life modeling, other performance avenues, and countless things I have yet to imagine. On the other hand, pushing too hard invites exhaustion and sickness. Apparently I need to find a balance but in the meantime, my little illness has afforded me time to relax, enjoy the scenery, and heal while watching the snow fall by the waves.