Dunno, but this is same wrist broken a year ago & am exhausted! Last year taught sign language class left-handed...great mental exercise switching from dominant hand. Feel more beaten up than a few years ago in chemo! At least my hair stays, but needs help.
Am typing strictly left-handed in case my overly-sensitive nerves under cast need rest. I know it affects my sleep.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Have looked forward to all the improvisation the show involves. It's a musical supposedly performed by a ragtag group called the Music Hall Royale in 1895. The show within the show, after improvising with the audience and an opening song, begins with this explanation:
Scotland Forever! At Waterloo 200 website find this explanation about the painting:
This wonderful painting depicts the 2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons, a British cavalry regiment later known as the ‘Scots Greys’, at full charge during the Battle of Waterloo. It was not only painted by a woman, which was rare enough among battlefield artists of the 19th century, but by a woman who had never witnessed a battle.
Lois: There's more, so I hope you visit the Waterloo site and also Wikipedia's article about Scotland_Forever!
This important painting of the Waterloo battle was made in 1881, so this Scottish rallying cry seems apt for my character. The topic of being a British Subject, but not English, is also cause for song in the show.
Can you tell I really want to do this? I even have a story ready about how my arm got in a cast.
What to do?
I once looked back at those months while in chemo and decided I was right to cancel gigs because my energy level was definitely NOT my normal. Unfortunately -- or maybe fortunately for my own craving activity -- February has storytelling gigs, some other work, and the show is the final 2 weekends in February. It's not possible to cancel or find replacements this close to their dates. I am going to rest this arm. Having my fingers outside the cast has let me try to do too much. Hopefully I only have to wear it for 1 week further in March and not until mid-March.
It's a matter of prioritizing. Singers often must rest their voices. Theatre origins and training long ago taught me: Your body is your instrument, so take care of it.
I'm trying, but as my family knows, the reply to that is: Yes, you're very trying!
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