Apr 11, 2011
This weekend was a breath of fresh air.
I had expectations leading up to it. Had planned to go to San Francisco but didn't.
I find out a good old friend is in town. We have a barbeque, build a fire.
I went to the GOOD Magazine in LA event, which showcased sustainable development and how to make LA a more community orientated, environmentally friendly city. My friend Alex built a remote control which she could use to turn off all televisions.
On Sunday, my friends Josh, Molly and I biked to Pasadena. Had amazing coffee at my new church of choice, the Intelligentsia on Colorado Avenue.
Last night, I went to the first birthday party of a theater company started by a group of old Actor's Gang friends called L'Enfant Terrible. (www.lenfantterrible.org.) It's a wonderfully innovative group (they put a colorful spin on the classics/Shakespeare). They are a great addition to the Los Angeles theater scene. They had a first birthday party, and the spirit and support of friends was paramount. As their company is in its infancy, it felt important that they know that they are backed by a community, because producing theater is hard and can certainly be unforgiving. That said, we who love it undestand that it's an art valuable enough to sustain it, so we put our heads down and make it.
Your life is what you build. This town can be so alienating, And when you embrace the streets you drive on, the people you pass, and the air you breath as your own, you find a little peace and joy. Now how to sustain these feelings?