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  • Writer's pictureJay Jacobson

My One-Man-Show, and Gilda Radner

Those of you following me on Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter, know that I recently finished the first draft of my one-man-show! It was a major feat indeed!! For the most part, I’m thrilled with how the first draft came out and can’t wait to perform it! I am so surprised to have written a play (based around my music). I never in a million years thought I’d do something like that! It shows me that if you put your mind to something, do the work, and stay in action even in the face of not knowing, you can accomplish things you don’t think you can do. I’m really surprised at the outcome, and much like with songwriting, I don’t know where the characters and stories came from (the show follows the story of several people). A difficult and fulfilling endeavor. I guess that’s what creativity is? My show is not quite where I want it yet, as there are two somewhat major changes I feel I need to make. So I’m back to writing! I’m feeling a bit blocked at the moment, but I’m trusting from my experience that if I keep at it, eventually something great and unexpected will come.

Of course it reminds me of a quote. And how appropriate that it is from the brilliant actress-comedian Gilda Radner!

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next.”

– Gilda Radner

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