So... I had a dream about blogging. I guess it has been too long!
Tour ended beautifully in Miami, FL, as you can see above. We took Yancy to the beach to see the sunrise and the shuttle launch (which was scrubbed due to a hydrogen leak) and it was absolutely breathtaking.
Although we had three shows that day and I was sure to be exhausted, I am glad I woke up early. Seeing something that majestic really got me thinking:
As puppeteers and puppet builders, we strive to create life out of the inanimate world. In some cultures puppeteers are even considered direct messengers of their respective gods due to their ability to breathe life into nothing. Yet no matter how hard we try, our work pales in comparison.
That early morning was a nice reminder of the beauty we have surrounding us constantly that most of us don't really take the time to appreciate. Not to get all hippy-tastic on you, but I recommend taking the time to wake up early and witness something that we can never recreate. Why stop there, though? Stay up late with some friends and take the time to stare up at the stars - get your hands dirty and go digging for bugs - at the very least turn on the Discovery Channel!
Understanding movement, connections, and emotions in the world around us can only improve us as people, performers, puppets, and any other array of "P" words... but lets keep it G-rated.
You're right Yancy... Earth rocks!