I don't know why it took so long, but it just occurred to me today that acting is transgressive. I feel like a dodo, it took so long to get through, but now that it has, I feel this odd relief. I understand a little better why I can find it such a challenge. And why it's worth doing.
On another matter: I don't feel good about my part in recent dust-ups on Followspot. On the Uncle Vanya thread, my comment was mild, but gratuitous, and opened the door for not-so-mild comments from others. On the Misalliance thread, my comment about PCS was again mild, but too general--or, rather, too open-ended--and opened the door to bitter generalities by others. I enjoy posting to Followspot and taking part in the conversation there. I don't enjoy seeing things get ugly.