Almost !!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


An empty auditorium, hundreds of chairs steady and waiting, a quiet stage, the spotlights pointing random directions, the wings on both sides watching each other! It  gives me goosebumps by just imagining the sight of an empty theater. I, right now feel as if i am standing in the middle of this place and peacefully looking at a quiet stage. I may just run up and start performing until i am bone-tired.

Being on stage is world's greatest joy for me, that exhilaration, that zeal is something i cannot put into words. That heavy feeling of happiness cannot be communicated, written or narrated. I use the word "heavy" because that's exactly how it is, my heart weighs more, my brain is completely engaged, my surrounding dissolves into a dramatic numbness and i am left with this halo around me. As if i am not listening, not spoiling the moment by talking, i am simply observing my breath that is equally heavy but full of liveliness and an indescribable joy. As if i want to breathe-in that happiness and never let it go.

It makes me realize how long its been since i was out there performing, letting those beams from the spot lights glow my skin- making my hair shine and subtly sweating my nose from the heat.  Its been ages since those gleaming lights on-stage and the dark cut outs of the audiences off-stage made me feel i belong here, on this very stage.

The one-month long "Actor Prepares" workshop that i am doing has shaken something inside me bringing me back to the world i love so much, i can almost die for it, i can almost leave everything behind and just walk along this way, i can almost gather courage to live my passion.

But this "almost" most certainly always interferes whenever i want to rebel, i want to go crazy, i want to follow my heart !!!

2 comments:

abhijit said...

Well Well Well...
I know your hunger for such performances...
I think... soon or later you should think of conquering this "almost" thing...
:)

Shai Heaven said...

Artists: We live to tell the tale. "Artist live twice."