Old friend, new piece

Last night, I had dinner with my high school sweetheart. I hadn’t seen her for probably 12 or 13 years. Although I’m sure she looks completely different now, my brain did this “auto-update” thing and, to me, she looked exactly the same — only with better hair. (Don’t get me wrong; she always had nice hair, but I think I would have noticed if she had a 1990 haircut today.)

Isn’t that interesting how your brain does that? Unless somebody gets really fat or really skinny, they don’t really seem to age, even after 10 years. I found that at my high school reunion, too. People totally looked the same. Well, except for the ones who got really, really fat.

It was really fun seeing her again and catching up on the past 12 years. I’m looking forward to catching up some more. (It’s hard to fit 12 years into a few hours.)

I have a rehearsal this afternoon with Doug Varone. Doug chose one of my scores (it’s not a brand new piece), and has choreographed it as a duet with Michael Trent. They’ve been working on the piece for several months, but this is the first chance I’ve had to see it. I’m excited, and will post more info about it soon.


Ellen McKeown says

That's no coincidence. I haven't aged. Actually, I've been frozen for the last twelve years, and have only recently been thawed so that I can vote in the upcoming election.

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