Miscellaneous Mental Musings of an Emerging Artist
In my life, I wonder how much money I’ve thrown into various wish fountains and wells, or indeed how mnay of them were ever intended to be as such. One would think that a mall fountain wouldn’t really have any sort of magical powers, or was ever set up to pretend such a thing, and yet I remember tossing all manner of change into one at Yorktown mall in part because the bottom of the fountain was already littered with change tossed in by people who I assumed knew better. Is this what leads to our grown-up perceptions that all of the world’s problems can be solved simply by throwing more money at it? I don’t know.
The Albany Park Theater Project is one of the finest theater programs I’ve ever seen, youth or otherwise. Their shows, put together from real stories of people in their community, are the sort of refreshing, honest, and innovative performances that many theaters forgo in favor of Cats and its ilk. I highly recommend any show they do.
Laura Wiley, one of the co-founders of the Project, has recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment. I know nothing else other than that she’s a wonderful human being who shouldn’t have to go through this.
If you’ve got a penny to spare and happen to come across a body of water filled with loose change, go ahead and toss one in for her.
Current music: MP3 list, Zwan, “Honestly”