Well, sort of . . .
In troth, I still have an hour and a half before I am officially a Junior, which is why I’m taking Old Testament at AB Tech. Let me say that again.
I’m talking Old Testament at AB Tech.
Just about everyone I have uttered that statement to has broken out in giggles or looked at me like I was from outer space. It actually fulfills a Gen Ed requirement at Montreat (Being a Christian College and all that . . .). It looks like it’s going to be a great class. The instructor seems to understand the concepts of simplicity and being straightforward, something precious few professors seem to get. They would rather clutter their classes with busy work and unbending deadlines for every single tiny assignment.
Also, the class has, for the first time, made me grateful I was raised in a Christian household. This has afforded me a greater understanding than some of one of the most important books in the written tradition. It’s also increasing my interest in said book, and it’s nice to study it myself, without the trappings of my upbringing.
I am also ecstatic beyond words to finally have time to read again! Hallelujah! So far I have read:
Starsdust by Neil Gaiman
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
The Eternals by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
Speaking of Troilus and Cressida, I have grandchildren!
Isn’t it great?
I’m so proud.
Ok, you don’t find this funny. I get it.
Oh, you want me to explain. Uh huh . . .
I’m playing Priam, King of Troy, for two weekends of the Montford Park Player’s production of Troilus and Cressida, directed by Jason Williams. And Priam is super ancient and has grandchildren. Not my usual, but I’m looking forward to it (and you know what they say, it’s good to be the king!). I am terribly excited to be in a show again and see all my downtown friends.
Yesterday, I went to Montford to see “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).” It was hysterical. I would highly recommend going to see one of their final two performances.
Must dash, I’m going to hang out with the cast of Complete Works, but I’ll end this with the fact that I hope to produce some (probably free) play readings this summer!