Friday August 29th 2014
I got up around 9am. Thoth came in and cuddled with me. He got up and I continued laying in bed. “Sarah’s coming over in an hour.” Thoth called from the living room. I acted for an hour. It was earlier then I thought when I got up. Sarah arrived with two news papers with articles about our show tomorrow night!
I read the long article out for Thoth. Sarah walked with us to her house on the beach. Her husband, James Lapine, was out playing tennis. “He’ll be home after lunch. Do you want to swim or eat first?” Sarah asked. “Swim.” I said when we saw the ocean. It was very calm. Thoth went in the water and Sarah brought me back to the house. She gave me a bathing cap, a sun proof shirt to wear and some sunscreen for my face. We went out to the water. Once I’d gotten in and had swum out, I tired quickly and got scared. “I want to go back.” I called to Thoth. “Are you OK?” he called back. “Not really.” I said. “I’m coming.” Thoth said. He swam with me back to where I could put my feet down in the sand. “I got scared.” I said. “I’m sorry.” Thoth said and hugged me. We got out of the water. I was shaking. I was really scared! Sarah took us to the outdoor shower at her house. “I’m sorry I scared you.” Sarah said. I was still shaking when we were in the shower. “I just got my period.” I said when I went into the living room. “Perfect timing.” Thoth said. Sarah made me some PMS tea, which was really yummy. We sat in the living room and watched tennis while Sarah made lunch for us. We asked her about Sal’s movie project to get her opinion. “It wasn’t clear enough for me,” she said. “That’s why I didn’t contribute, sorry.” She explained Sal didn’t seem to know exactly what he wanted to do. “He seems to want to film your prayformance in a theater and interview you. That’s not enough. He would just be doing the same thing I did.” she said. She said he has to create an engaging story to make a movie and know exactly what he wants, and he doesn’t. Sarah said he even seemed to want her to write it. Hmmm. People have such varied opinions about the project!
We sat down and continued talking while munching on salmon salad and tomatoes (the latter of which I didn’t eat.) Sarah told me the story of how she first met Thoth and then asked an interesting question. “I’m going to ask you something personal and you can tell me to fuck off. Why don’t you have sex?” We had a long discussions as to my reasons. “Firstly, I don’t want to have children, secondly, I’ve just never been interested, thirdly, it works well with my virginal, innocent persona in prayformance, fourthly, I think Thoth’s and my relationship would change too much. Don’t worry, I love talking about this kind of stuff.” I said. She asked Thoth how he dealt with it. “I’m fine. Prayformance is what is the most important.” he said. James came home after lunch. He’s very sweet and has a great sense of humor. I’ve only met him twice now. We thanked him for letting us stay at his apartment in NYC. “I need to take a picture of you guys.” he said. We went on the porch. He took a picture of our toes first. Both Sarah and Thoth had painted their nails. “I need to paint my nails now!” I said. “We can get you some nail polish on the way home.” Sarah said. James was making us laugh, a lot. I couldn’t keep a straight face. He then took pictures of just me and Thoth. We did a sexy pose. 🙂 Before we left, I asked him, “Have you ever seen us perform together before?” “No, I don’t think so. But I’ll be there tomorrow night hooting and hollering for ya.” James said. I was happy and hugged him.
Sarah dropped Thoth off at the house and drove me to get tampons and nail polish. She took me back to the house and came inside. “Do you want to go into town and look around, or stay home?” she asked. “I’m kind of tired, but let’s go.” I said. She drove us into Edgartown and we walked around. It was so quaint and pretty. We talked about the Into the Woods movie James is working on currently. I almost got some ice-cream, but decided against it. We were having dinner in a few hours. She took us to the wharf, then walked us back to the car. I was tired! She drove us home. “Call me tomorrow. I’ll be taking you to the venue.” she said. Thoth brought his violin into the dance studio and I played piano with him, then Wendy Taucher picked us up to see the venue and take us to dinner. It was a lovely little chapel in Oak Bluff. We were early. The chapel reminded me of a similar place I performed at 10 years ago for a Mozart concert in Nashville. I have changed so much since then! “Rose Styron is coming.” Wendy said. “Really? I’m so excited!” I said. She is the widow of my mother’s godfather, William Styron, the author who wrote Sophie’s Choice. Caroline and Wendy drove us to Wendy’s house for dinner. Two men were there waiting for us. There’s coming the show tomorrow night. “What do you do?” they asked. “You’ll see.” I said. “She’s being mysterious. She’s usually not like that.” Thoth said. Our benefactors Joe and Molly arrived. They first saw us perform at a house concert in San Diego and mentioned us to Wendy. They’re the one’s paying us our fee. We had a lovely dinner with lovely conversations about movies and theater. By 10, Thoth and I were really tired, so Joe and Molly drove us home. I took a shower and tried to write some of my blog before collapsing into bed. Such a long day!