Sunday June 20th 2016
It’s Thoth’s 62nd birthday today. Can you believe it? What a magical being he is. Just look at him! This is a man who was born mixed race (during a time when being mixed race was very dangerous) who loves wearing skirts, dresses, makeup and jewelry and sings like a woman in public. This is a man who has given up everything to pursue his passion and to be with me, the woman he loves. I’ve never met anyone so fearless and committed to what they believe in. He follows his guts and he is so gentle and humble about what he does, yet he’s feisty and is not a person you want to cross. He protects me and the work we do above all else. We are so blessed to have found each other when we did. Neither of us would have been able to travel and perform like we do now alone. He would be homeless and I would be completely lost and unguided and working at a job I hated, even if it was on Broadway or in Cirque Du Soleil. He keeps me going, I keep us housed. We both keep each other safe. It’s been oddly chilly since we got here, but today was the first hot day of the summer. We went to get cinnamon buns and lunch at the park, but when we got home it was so hot we both thought we were going to figuratively die. It’s naturally very humid in this apartment. I didn’t want to put on makeup I was so uncomfortable. Thankfully Rui brought us two standing fans, which helps so much. We both thought it would be another slow night, but we ended up having the best prayformance in weeks!! It’s been at least 3 years or more since we’ve had a fun prayformance on Thoth’s birthday. There were a lot of French people around, same as last night. Two French women sat for a long time and complimented us a lot in French when we finished. I like when that happens. I was smiling from ear to ear for the entire 2 hours we played. When we have a bad week I start thinking there’s something wrong with me. When we have a good night again, I realize it’s not me, and I am so happy and grateful to get to have fun again. I’ve been having trouble with pushing too much with my voice the past week. I push when I get frustrated. Tonight I didn’t push, and my voice felt lovely when we finished.
We booked a table at Sea Me, a really delicious seafood restaurant we’ve been to several times, for Thoth’s lovely birthday dinner. They put us as “VIP’s” since the manager knows us and a few of the waiters have seen us prayform. They treat us like celebrities. After our delicious meal, they gave us drinks and dessert with a candle in it. “I’ve seen you perform. I keep telling everybody how amazing you are and they don’t believe me.” our waiter said. He was very funny. They sang happy birthday to Bunny. This kind of thing happens to us a lot here. Restaurants we visit regularly get to know and love us all over the world, and we aren’t easily forgotten. We can be quite off-putting at first with our unusual looks, but our kindness and good nature can disarm people of their preconceptions quickly. I’m so happy we had a great night on Thoth’s birthday! Now time for two lovely days off!