Taking and Making: March 12

Today, I took in:

the rest of The Sellout — really excellent, check it out

an episode of the new season of Endeavour

 

I made:

a return to volunteering with the kids, which was fun but tiring

a fix on a passage in one of the songs we’re doing in choir that I’ve been messing up for weeks; fixing it felt good

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Taking and Making: March 11

Today, I took in:

another amazing storytelling event, this one by Chirine El Ansary at the British Museum, as part of the Crick Crack Club’s Myths Retold series; she told several tales from 1001 Nights, and she did it about a fourth in Arabic and the rest in English — very cool, and really took you deeper into the story, as you paid attention to every movement she made and the inflection of each word she said, to be sure you followed along

“Friends” by Grace Paley

 

I made:

the beginnings of some ruminations on a story idea

Taking and Making: March 10

Today, I took in:

A couple performances at Vault Festival in the vaults under Waterloo Station: a retelling of the Orpheus myth, which was well done although I thought the music was a bit same-ish; and a couple of stories from the wonderful Irish storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy

 

I made: 

another exciting purchase — tickets to Israel for two weeks!