Now that “Metamorphoses” has closed, I find myself wondering what this blog will become. I named it “Lifelong Metamorphoses” as a reference both to the play and to the changes I experience as I grow older. I subtitled it “thoughts on art, change, and the human experience” to leave it open for whatever wide-ranging topics might occur to me. I didn’t want to fence myself in.
But I realize now that I like having a focus, and that I’ve stumbled on one by accident. I seem to have written about the balance of home life and artistic life more than any other topic, so I plan to continue along those lines.
Art, change, and the human experience: those are still my topics. How does making art, or experiencing art, change a person? How do the changes in my personal and professional life affect my art? Is there such a thing as true balance between the personal and the artistic? I can’t promise to answer those questions, but I’ll keep them in mind as I share stories and observations from a life in the arts.
The arts I hope to write about include acting (of course), photography, music, dance, and writing. The changes include my ever-shifting experience of mothering a teenager, caring for an older parent, building a marriage, and managing a career. The human experience is, necessarily, my own. I plan to post two days a week, probably on Tuesdays and Fridays. But like everything else in my life, that could change.
Thank you for joining me. I’m grateful to everyone who has shared this first chapter. I don’t know where the story is going, but what the heck: let’s turn the page and start Chapter Two.