This Is Like Childbirth

Mala writes: We’ve been blogging about the progress of The Santa Diaries play on http://www.theSantaDiariesProject.wordpress.com and not posting here so I thought I’d give you an update. The play is now nine days away and I am on a roller coaster of emotions and anxiety. Some parts of the play are fabulous, some still need work. Will the sets and props be ready? Will people be able to hear the actors? Will the live dog poop on the stage? Laura and I are not in charge of any of this and for me, someone who likes to be in control, this is hard.

Then I watch this trailer for the play and get excited. It’s one of the most dramatic scenes in the play and we have such good actors playing the parts of Jessica and Will.

This morning during my yoga class it came to me. Watching this play come to life is like childbirth. By the delivery date you just want it to be over and you fall in love with whatever you get (and forget the pain). On December 16, when the matinee is over and the cast is taking its bows, Laura and I will be produced playwrights and the proud parents of The Santa Diaries.