Can't wait!

I'm an impatient person. I come by it honestly, as my mom has admittedly never been one to sit back and wait for things to happen. Heck, an unnamed co-worker has office paraphernalia that reads "Instant gratification isn't fast enough!"

At work we're in this strange no-man's-land of preparation...getting ready for everyone to arrive, to start making music and friends.

But no one's here yet...

...and we're stuck with spreadsheets and billing changes and bio edits and pre-scheduling (i.e. how many projects can rehearse simultaneously on any given day...looking at not just how many spaces we have, but also how many chairs and music stands we can use in each space, noise bleed, previous reservations, etc...). It's all vital, and the more we get done now, the easier time we'll have this summer. But every week or so we get a new tease, promising an excellent summer...a beautifully rendered set design, captivating research for choristers' costumes, a box (or three) of orchestral parts... you get the idea.

Did I mention no one's here yet?

The energy in the building (well, maybe just down in OperaLand) changes drastically once the singers and musicians and staff arrive...we're more energetic (at least at first...), more keyed in to what's happening, and generally in a better mood. Life is just more fun when there's art-making in the building!

And I'm ready...ready to see friends, to sit in on rehearsal, to run around like a crazy lady. But it's not time yet. And I find myself anxious and impatient to begin. It's manifesting itself in the wrong ways, like outbursts of "aaaiiiiggggghhhhh....", more speeding tickets than I care to admit, and an irritability that's dangerously close to the surface.

I'm not sure if there's a way to speed up the clock so that May arrives more quickly. In fact, I'm not sure I'd even want such a thing... but on a dreary, grumpy Wednesday afternoon, for an hour or so, I most certainly do.


Unknown said…
like the heinze commercial.....anticipation

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