Wednesday March 30th 2016
Monday was lovely, even though it was our day off. We got that lovely message I posted yesterday from some people who saw us perform on Sunday in the park. Today we went to the grocery AND SAW THOSE EXACT SAME PEOPLE. The husband ran over to us and said pretty much the same thing he said in his FB message. “You guys are incredible.” I knew it was him before he even said it was him. I saw them both (the husband and wife) at the checkout counter and they continued to say wonderful things, like how happy they were to have seen us, and what a pleasure it was to meet us, and that they know our schedule in the park and we’ll see them again. When we came home, David came and got some footage from us for the documentary, plus recorded us answering a few more questions. I am so fucking excited about this documentary!
Yesterday we went to Shelter Island to visit Ellen and John one more time before they went back to Oakland. We had seafood and talked about our lives. Namely, about our difficult time in NYC and our families. It was deep, it was supportive, and it was great. Thank you Ellen and John for coming to see us. We love you!
I wrote a lot today. Not for my blog, though. I want to write about everywhere we’ve been and our experiences. Who knows what will happen, or how long it will take to write, but I’ve been talking to Thoth about it over the last few weeks. We spent a few hours organizing ostinatos for our new opera synopsis, too. It’s so difficult to write an opera. Such a slow and tedious process. It got me to thinking, I’ve done a lot of cool shit at 28 years old. I’ve traveled and performed for God knows how many people. Thoth and I have made 5 albums together, will have traveled to Europe 5 times, have a music video, a short film, and a new documentary is coming out next month.
Who at my age has performed and traveled as much as I have? Who at my age has been doing an original art form for 7 years? I work hard, and not many people even know it. Writing this opera has been another trial by fire for me, even though we’ve written one before. My parents and sister didn’t believe I could do the things I’ve done, though they’re very proud of me now. I’m starting to think that all the hard work is and will be worth it. Just having this documentary made about us is showing me it’s worth it. Writing about my life shows me it’s worth it. Thoth and I have gone through such trials and tribulations to do this work, and we will continue to, but there finally feels like there is worth to it. That feels good.
Here’s a blast from the past for ya!