@ShashaSelflove – Heavy 7/24/18



The weight of it sits on my chest, it rests between my ribs and my heart. Deep breaths ease some discomfort but for the most part the sharp pain only dulls when I remind myself of all the good I have in my life. Heavy is the twisted path I have been on with little rest, as I sit in my hospital waiting room – I am finally learning to better manage and even let go of the heavy.

So much has happened for me to be where I am, hard work unrecognized creates poor morale at work. Unfulfilled plans of companionship leads to total withdrawal. And of course, as with everyone – my lack of satisfaction with my personal appearance trails behind me and walks on front of me as well. “Body Positive” doesn’t appeal to me, it is more like “let me be” in my self acceptance. I am…

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Act 3, Scene 6 – “A Roman nose.”

Zounds, Alack, and By My Troth

Notes on Burbage

Shakespeare’s great theatrical collaborator is now joining the bard’s adventures, ready and willing to play Bottom to Will’s Quince. As with Raleigh, I’ve not been too beholden to Burbage’s actual appearance. I’ve given him a bit of a Roman nose, as befits his leading man status, which is very different from the rather bulbous conk nature bestowed him with. I like the idea of him being noticeably older and portlier than many of the characters he is called upon to play, but that nobody has ever dared to point this out to him.

This is a simple gag, really just intended to stretch some long-neglected muscles as I contemplate trying something new in the world of Zounds, and also to get Dick’s foot in the door. We’ll see where he goes from here.

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