Friday, May 10, 2013

Surreality



>>>>>mein host behind the bar today in the midst of crew and mikes and lights<<<<<

So I get to the rehearsal today for the Debut of the Seanachie (she appears next Saturday night).

"What are all these film crews and cameras and lights doing?" I ask, shocked.

"Oh, didn't we tell you? Oops, sorry! The History Channel is here doing a documentary on the area. So, if you don't mind, could you sign a release form and then chat up your show next weekend. And your new play if you like as that's about the end of a way of life in an outport, so all part of the history, right?"

"Oh, OK."

Feeling oh, so glad I'd put on some non-jeansy type clothes and dabbed a spot of powder on the gleaming nose, and sorted out my hair before I arrived. Luck of the Irish as some calls it.

So we test the stage and head for the bar where the interview happens and I get such a strong feeling as I talk that a family member is present in spirit, a really strong feeling along with "He would really love this, it's like an Irish snug-in-a-pub even with all the lights and the action and crew everywhere."

And we wind it up. And it's all good.

And I drop in on a really good friend on the way home afterwards to tell her and she laughs and says, "They followed me as myself and a crew cleaned up the old graveyard earlier on today and I was able to tell them about the old gravestones -they're talking of a series in this area."

And I say "Yeah, they want to film some of our play rehearsals too."

And we're quite gobsmacked over dinner and can't stop grinning at each other (she's the executive producer of our theatre company). And sqweeing in disbelief. She had a feeling I'd show up so she threw my name into the pot of heavenly slow-cooking beef stew earlier in the day.

And I came home and swear to gawd, the brother I'd been thinking so intensely about was on the phone from Ireland and said to me: "I've had such strong thoughts about you today. Like you were here. And then I said to myself I've got this big birthday coming up in the autumn and the biggest present I can give myself is my sister here for it."

And then we talked for nearly three hours.

16 comments:

  1. I love days that glitter and twinkle at me Sharyn. We all need more of them.... :)

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  2. Well, begorrah, 'tis a letter from the pope we'll be needin' ter speak with ya if this goes on...

    Seriously, I can't be more pleased for you. In your case, success is well deserved.

    Though you might tell that mein host fellow to get himself a new lightbulb before the TV cameras return.

    ;-)

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  3. So you're going to go to Ireland to visit your brother?

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  4. One of those magical days where everything just works! Great about your brother, hope you can get together.

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  5. That was a very strange coincidence about your brother. And then a three-hour convo, you must have had plenty to catch up on!

    "Throwing your name into the pot" reminds me of the similar expression here, "Is your name on the pot?" meaning "Do you want some tea?" You probably know the expression.

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  6. Lovely! Delighted for you! maybe now we'll get to see your performance too....

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  7. GM:
    I am. Trying to stay in the moment.
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  8. RJA:

    I've vowed never to stop the blogging for sure!

    As to the "show" the TV lights more than made up for the death of his bulb and I do like that you noticed!!

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  9. SAW:

    Yes, back to Ireland again this year. I think that's 4 in a row now.

    Fall. Depending on play.

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  10. Annie:

    Oh yeah for sure it's on the list for this year.

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  11. Nick:
    Yes, that's a variation of the expression, isn't it.

    We used it all the time growing up..

    Serendipity is amazing.

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  12. Molly:

    I'll let you know, it is awesome.

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  13. WOW. Such fun! I'm quite Jealous !

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  14. I am not surprised. You know me and my obsession with synchronicity!

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