Hello again. I hope you’re doing okay today. I hope you’ve eaten and slept and that you talked to someone who makes you feel good today.
Today was the first day of my “mission” as I’ve decided to call it. It just sounds cooler. While it wasn’t’ exactly what I’d call a good day, it wasn’t too bad either. Though I know every day alive is a good day, and I’m trying to convince myself to remain in that mindset. I completed a few assignments and I’m working on a paper. We had to find an exhibit online and write a review for this class I’m taking and it’s been super fun! I found an awesome one on epidemics and I just thought that since it’s relevant to the world today I’d write about it. I had a staff meeting that took like three hours, but I’m just glad to be on a staff again. Yesterday I tested negative for COVID and that’s a huge weight off my chest. That sums up today I guess.
I had to think a little about what today’s something beautiful is. I didn’t really talk to many people and I listened to a lot of music. I find that my go-to these days is musical theatre soundtracks. I like the Urinetown soundtrack; I was in that show in high school on crew and although it’s interesting subject matter the music in that show slaps. I also listen to Beetlejuice a lot even though I haven’t seen the musical or the movie and I have absolutely no idea what’s going on.
I don’t know if it’s Sophia Ann Caruso or what but there’s something magical about it. I’m listening to that one Dear Evan Hansen song while I write this - the one about the window. It’s so good and I love it, although I don’t know jack about the show. Maybe it’s because part of my job is working with musical theatre students. The other day I held an open mic night for them and it was limitless fun. I even sang karaoke for the first time. I love the performing arts students; they are so nice to me and I never have a bad time when I see them. They appreciate all the work I do and they’re all so talented. I honestly used to dread theatre kids because the experiences I had with them in high school weren’t great, but it’s turned around. The best part of my job is getting to talk to them and work with them.
What I’m trying to allude to here is today’s Something Beautiful is musical theater. I think the arts bring out the best of us and they keep our imaginations alive in despite the days passing and all of us keep growing older. Watching people perform or get excited about shows is really cool and it makes me happy. I’m so lucky that I get to work with such awesome people. They make me feel like I’m doing something good.
That’s all for now, bye my friends. (and if you haven’t listened to Beetlejuice I seriously recommend.)