At 62, I guess I should start researching community center classes in painting, or perhaps take up knitting while watching the soaps.
Truthfully, I haven't watched TV in more than 20 years, and I don't know if there are still soap operas on daytime television. But I imagine that as long as scandal and sorrow exist, soaps will continue onward as strongly as ever.
At this Stage of My Life
At this stage of my life, I've chosen a different path. Continue onward with my dreams and passions, for as long as G-d allows. (Please G-d, allow for many years to come.)
I don't particularly want to go to China, backpack along the Amazon or bungee jump from some bridge. I want to create.
I spent the majority of my first 57 years as a journalist for newspapers, weeklies, magazines and all sorts of publications in the United States and then in Israel. Although I gave up deadline journalism, I continue to write whenever the spirit swooshes me (like now), and I especially continue to write in new media.
Over the past four-and-a-half years, I've been on teams that create movies - Shooteast, brilliant filmmakers who "turn the unimaginable into reality through live-action, visual effects, and animation"; and Torah Live, which educates today's Jewish youth in eternal values through the cinematic language of tomorrow. I'm a production manager (logistics-r-us).
Over the past 16 years, I've created four theater/performance companies and have gratefully performed on stage in three of them (one is for teens).
I've (co)created four musical productions and right now I've just completed my fifth, which will hopefully take the stage in November 2018.
I also make my own clips when I can. I'd like to make more. [Here's my latest.]
The Spanish Inquisition
|Outside the Alhambra Palace in Granada|
Our HIDDEN research has led us to read many books on the Golden Age of Spain and the Inquisition, actually visit Andalusia, and speak to as many people as we can about Spain, hidden Jews, conversos, and lost traditions, etc.
You can see more about this project on facebook, here.
Come with me
I'd like to share this STAGE of my life, whether I'm physically on stage in Jerusalem (or working to get there), on a movie set, juggling grandmotherhood and work, trying to catch my dreams while remembering I can't run as fast as I used to.
You don't have to be middle-aged to read this blog. You don't have to love theater. You don't have to be Jewish. You just have to be a fun person, and if you're not, I'll try to make you into one.
Stick with me to see how a soon-to-be senior navigates a young world.